Enter the total amount of dividends and the total amount of net income of a security. The calculator will evaluate and display the dividend payout ratio.

Dividend Payout Ratio Formula

The following formula can be used to calculate the dividend ratio of a stock or security.

DR = D / NI

  • Where DR is the dividend payout ratio
  • D is the total amount of dividends
  • NI is the net income

Dividend Payout Ratio Definition

A dividend payout ratio is a ratio of total dividends to the net income of a security or business. It’s used to analyze how the total amount of dividends vary with changes in net income since net income is often a leading factor for dividend payouts for the following year.

Dividend Payout Ratio Example

How to calculate the dividend payout ratio?

  1. First, determine the total dividends.

    Calculate the total value of the dividends earned.

  2. Next determine the net income.

    Calculate the net income generated by the underlying business.

  3. Finally, calculate the dividend payout ratio.

    Calculate the ratio using the formula above.


What is a dividend payout ratio?

A dividend payout ratio is a measure of the ratio of the dividend payout of a security to the total net income of the underlying company.

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