Enter the total amount of dividends and the total number of shares. The calculate will evaluate the total dividends per share of the given stock or security.

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## Dividends Per Share Formula

The calculator above uses the following formula to calculate the dividends per share.

DPS = D / S

- Where DPS is the dividends per share
- D is the total amount of dividends
- S is the total amount of shares

## Dividends Per Share Definition

Dividends per share are exactly what it sounds like. It’s a ratio of the dividend return on a stock or security and the number of outstanding shares. The larger the dividends per share, the greater the value of the dividends.

## Dividends Per Share Example

How to calculate the dividends per share?

**First, determine the total dividends.**Determine the total amount of dividends paid out to all investors.

**Next, determine the total amount of shares.**Determine the total quantity of shares on the market.

**Finally, calculate the dividends per share.**Using the formula above, calculate the dividends per share.

## FAQ

**What is dividends per share?**

A dividend per share is a measure of the average dividends paid out per share of a stock or security.