Not so many investors talks about this metrics and DPR is considered to be a tedious measurement. It looks like an important measurement, but nobody know why. DPR measures what a company pays out to investors and money makers in the form of dividends.
You can calculate like this:
DPR = Dividends Per Share / EPS
Let`s say Company A have paid out $2 per share in annual dividends and they had $3 in EPS, the DPR is 66%. ($2/$3=66%). Younger companies have lower payouts or no dividends at all, than the older one.
The companies that is older do business in mature industries that is still growing and therefore can pay out higher dividends which is the best use of their profits. But again, you cannot look on this measurement isolated, but in relationship to other tools and in context of the company`s industry.
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