dividend payout ratio

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Dividends paid divided by company earnings over some period of time, expressed as a percentage. also called payout ratio.

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The dividend payout ratio would happen over time and we all knew that things were going to be different for us.

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Like myself, investors who prefer to have capital growth often like to invest in companies with lower dividend payout ratio.

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Given the recent decrease in oil prices the sustainability of dividends for many companies in the sector is questionable as their dividend payout ratios exceed cash flow.

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