Business / Taxes / Dividend Payout Ratio: You can calculate a dividend payout ratio by dividing the dividend a company pays per share by the company's earnings per share. The normal range is 25% to 50% of earnings, though the average is higher in some sectors of the economy than in others. Some analysts think that an unusually high ratio may indicate that a company is in financial trouble but doesn't want to alarm shareholders by reducing its dividend.
Ratio Adverb Synonyms: proportion, relationship, correlation, correspondence
Health / Health Insurance / Operational Integration: The consolidation into a single operation of operations that were previously carried out separately by different providers. MORE
Business / Finance / Operationally Efficient Market: Market in which investors can obtain transactions services that reflect the true costs associated with furnishing those services. Also called an internally efficient market. MORE