Generally, the proportion of earnings paid out to the common stockholders as cash dividends. More specifically, the firms cashdividend divided by the firms earnings in the same reporting period.

Payout ratio - Generally, the proportion of earnings paid out to the common stockholders as cash dividends. More specifically, the firms cash dividend divided by the firms earnings in the same reporting period.

The proportion of earnings paid out in dividends to shareholders, that is, dividend payment divided by earnings.

Payout ratio : generally, the proportion of earnings paid out to the common stockholders as cash dividends. more specifically, the firms cash dividend divided by the firms earnings in the same reporting period.

the proportion of earnings paid out in dividends to shareholders, that is, dividend payment divided by earnings.