DIVIDENDS PER SHARE Definition

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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.

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CONTRIBUTED ASSETS are those assets, including real property assets, that are owned, leased or licensed by the contributing entity. Such contributions are normally associated with the contributing entity receiving equity interest (in a commercial exchange) or tax relief (in a charitable donation) in recognition of the value for those contributed assets.

PRIVATE PLACEMENT is investments in companies that are privately owned; i.e, they are companies that are not traded on a public stock exchange (e.g., NYSE, NASDAQ, and AMEX).

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