Enter the dividends per share ($) and the earnings per share ($) into the Plowback Ratio Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Plowback Ratio.

## Plowback Ratio Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Plowback Ratio.

**PLBR = 1 – (DPS/EPS)**

- Where PLBR is the Plowback Ratio
- DPS is the dividends per share ($)
- EPS is the earnings per share ($)

## How to Calculate Plowback Ratio?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Plowback Ratio.

Example Problem #1:

- First, determine the dividends per share ($).
- The dividends per share ($) is given as: 37.

- Next, determine the earnings per share ($).
- The earnings per share ($) is provided as: 80.

- Finally, calculate the Plowback Ratio using the equation above:

PLBR = 1 – (DPS/EPS)

The values given above are inserted into the equation below and the solution is calculated:

PLBR = 1 – (37/80) = .5375

Example Problem #2:** **

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

dividends per share ($) = 70

earnings per share ($) = 150

Test your knowledge using the equation and check your answer with the calculator above.

PLBR = 1 – (DPS/EPS)** = ?**