dividend cover

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dividend cover

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(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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This is because fewer dividends will be available for distribution at the operating companies given lower gearing, leading to weaker dividend covers at holding companies.
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