Payout Ratio

Business / Taxes / Payout Ratio: A payout ratio, expressed as a percentage, is the rate at which a company distributes earnings to its shareholders in the form of dividends. For example, a company that earns $5 a share and pays out $2 a share has a payout ratio of 2 to 5, or 40%. A normal range for companies that do pay dividends is 25% to 50% of earnings. But the percentage may vary if a company keeps the amount of its dividend consistent with past dividends regardless of a drop in its earnings.

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Ratio Adverb Synonyms: proportion, relationship, correlation, correspondence
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Dividend Payout Ratio

Business / Accounting / Dividend Payout Ratio: A measure of the percentage of earnings paid out in dividends: computed by dividing cash dividends by the net income available to each class of stock. MORE

Organization For Economic Development And Cooperation (OECD)

Business / Agriculture / Organization For Economic Development And Cooperation (OECD): An international organization established by the United States, Canada and certain Western European countries in 1960. The OECD studies and discusses trade and related matters. Its current 29 members MORE

Osseointegration

Health / Dentistry / Osseointegration: Implies that a contact is established without interposition of non-bone tissue between normal remodeled bone and an implant entailing a sustained transfer and distribution of load from the implant to MORE

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