Dividend Yield Ratio

Dividend Yield Ratio:


Dividend yield ratio is the relationship between dividends per share and the market value of the shares.

Share holders are real owners of a company and they are interested in real sense in the earnings distributed and paid to them as dividend. Therefore, dividend yield ratio is calculated to evaluate the relationship between dividends per share paid and the market value of the shares.

Formula of Dividend Yield Ratio:

Following formula is used for the calculation of dividend yield ratio:

Dividend Yield Ratio = Dividend Per Share / Market Value Per Share


For example, if a company declares dividend at 20% on its shares, each having a paid up value of $8.00 and market value of $25.00.

Calculate dividend yield ratio:


Dividend Per Share = (20 / 100) × 8

= $1.60

Dividend Yield Ratio = (1.60 / 25) × 100

= 6.4%

Significance of the Ratio:

This ratio helps as intending investor is knowing the effective return he is going to get on the proposed investment.

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  3. Horizontal Analysis or Trend Analysis
  4. Trend Percentage
  5. Vertical Analysis
  6. Accounting Ratios Definition, Advantages, Classification and Limitations:
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  8. Net profit ratio
  9. Operating ratio
  10. Expense ratio
  11. Return on shareholders investment or net worth
  12. Return on equity capital
  13. Return on capital employed (ROCE) Ratio
  14. Dividend yield ratio
  15. Dividend payout ratio
  16. Earnings Per Share (EPS) Ratio
  17. Price earning ratio
  18. Current ratio
  19. Liquid/Acid test/Quick ratio
  20. Inventory/Stock turnover ratio
  21. Debtors/Receivables turnover ratio
  22. Average collection period
  23. Creditors/Payable turnover ratio
  24. Working capital turnover ratio
  25. Fixed assets turnover ratio
  26. Over and under trading
  27. Debt-to-equity ratio
  28. Proprietary or Equity ratio
  29. Ratio of fixed assets to shareholders funds
  30. Ratio of current assets to shareholders funds
  31. Interest coverage ratio
  32. Capital gearing ratio
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  34. Financial-Accounting- Ratios Formulas
  35. Limitations of Financial Statement Analysis

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