payout period

Definitions (3)

1. Dividends per share divided by earnings per share.
2. The early stage, before a project's startup costs and cumulative operating expenses have been recovered, during which cash flow is negative.
3. The period during which annuity or retirement withdrawals are made.

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You should always try to make sure that you will have enough money for any payout period that may be approaching.

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Since the company I invested in was still within its payout period, I was not expecting any dividend checks from them.

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The payout period was a key metric the shareholder was interested in as a dividend holder who wanted to understand the business.

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