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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TREASURER is the officer appointed to administer or manage the financial assets and liabilities of a society, company, local authority, or other body.

YIELD ON STOCK is the percentage of the annual dividend to the current price of the stock, e.g., a $30 stock with a dividend of $2.00 has a yield of 6.6%.

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