dividend cover


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dividend cover

n
(Banking & Finance) the number of times that a company's dividends to shareholders could be paid out of its annual profits after tax, used as an indication of the probability that dividends will be maintained in subsequent years
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The proposed Portfolio is also expected to enhance the Company's dividend cover.
The ten ratios that were used for conducting firm performance analysis included Acid Test Ratio, Financial Expenses as Percent of Sales Ratio, Current Ratio, Debt to Equity Ratio, Return on Assets Ratio, Return on Equity Ratio, Dividend Cover Ratio, Net Profit Margin Ratio, Earnings per Share after Tax Ratio, and Break-Up Value Shares Ratio.
As previously announced, our revised dividend policy is a dividend cover range which will be based on headline earnings per share.
The group reckons it can achieve these targets while maintaining a dividend cover around its established range.
easyJet intends to start paying an annual dividend based on a dividend cover of five times, with the first payout made in 2012 in respect of the year ending 30 September 2011.
The yield on the shares is now 7% which may attract some, but the low dividend cover indicates that there is very limited scope to grow the dividend in real terms.
In future, we'll look to maintain a dividend cover of not less than two times earnings, which is more in line with the general retail sector.
Dividend cover will increase in 2005 due to a higher level of group operating profits and as BBH initiates cash dividend payments to its joint venture owners.
I used the net proceeds from the earlier sales to invest fully in the five remaining stocks, having assured myself of the level of dividend cover and established a "stop loss" of 20pc on each of the stocks.
Presenting the half-year figures, chairman Sir David Trippier, said: "We continue to enjoy a strong balance sheet and the company's shares have an above-average dividend cover for the financial services sector.
regulated businesses to increase dividend cover, and to grow its non-regulated