Meaning of “payout ratio” in the English Dictionary

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"payout ratio" in Business English

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payout rationoun [ C ]

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ACCOUNTING, FINANCE the percentage of a company's profits that is paid to shareholders in dividends during a particular period of time:

Dividends will be only 37% of earnings for the year, the lowest payout ratio since the company began keeping record.

(Definition of “payout ratio” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)