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CONTINGENCY BUDGET Definition
CONTINGENCY BUDGET is the amount of money required to implement a contingency plan. If an authorized entity approves a contingency plan, it would normally set aside a contingency budget, which would only be called upon if the contingency plan had to be implemented.
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VARIABLE INTEREST RATE is an interest rate that moves up and down based on the changes of an underlying interest rate index, e.g. a credit card might have a variable rate that is a certain spread over the prime rate.
DIVIDENDS PER SHARE (DPS) ratio is very similar to the EPS: EPS shows what shareholders earned by way of profit for a period whereas DPS shows how much the shareholders were actually paid by way of dividends. The formula: Dividends per share = Dividends paid to equity shareholders / Average number of issued equity shares.