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    Default Calculating Dividends per Share

    Hi I have been reading Roger Montgomery's Value-Able and attempting to calculate Intrinsic Values. I am stuck on calculating the dividends per share which is what i need to calculation the payout ratio. When I refer to a Annual Report, they only give the total dividends (in millions) and I am unsure how to bring that back to cents per share correctly. I know Commsec list the dividends per share and the earnings per share in 'research' on each company for current and future years, however I am wanting these figure for past years to see if the IV has risen over time or not.

    I would appreciate your help on this very 'beginner' question.


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    Default Re: Calculating Dividends per Share

    Hello huh and welcome to the forum.

    In order to calculate Dividend Per Share (DPS) you need to know the following:

    - Dividend amount (DA)
    - Number of shares outstanding (SO)

    To calculate DPS use the following formula:

    DPS = (DA / SO)

    As an example:

    Say the company has reported $5,000,000 in dividends and has 7 million shares outstanding.

    Your DPS are: 5,000,000 / 7,000,000 = $0.71 per share

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