dividend per share

Definition

DPS. The amount of dividend that a stockholder will receive for each share of stock held. It can be calculated by taking the total amount of dividends paid and dividing it by the total shares outstanding. If a company issues a $1 million dividend and has 10 million shares, the dividend per share is 10 cents ($1 million divided by 10 million shares).

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You should try and break down things to each dividend per share so that you will know exactly what is coming.

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My overall return on cost paid for per share has increased dramatically over the years given the growth in dividend per share.

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With the dividend per share set at one hundred dollars, the investment is hoped to pay out and continue to be profitable on a regular basis.

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