Dividend Per Share Calculator

The dividend per share calculator is a simple calculator that accurately and readily calculates the metric.

Dividend per share (DPS) is an absolute figure that presents how much dividend a company has decided to pay to the shareholder for each share they hold.

The formula for calculating the dividend per share is:

Dividend Per Share = Total Dividend / No. of Common Shares Outstanding

Dividend Per Share Calculator

How to Calculate using Calculator?

For using the calculator for calculating DPS, one has to find out the following figures.

  • Total Dividend: It is the total dividend that the company has declared and decided to pay. This figure is available in the annual report of a company.
  • No. of Outstanding Shares: This is the number of shares outstanding as on the date of DPS calculation.

This metric is a very important tool for various purposes. The metric is useful in comparing 2 firms in the same business. Past year trends of the DPS speak a lot about the dividend policy of the company. Apart from this, there are various important models that use the dividend per share for arriving at the valuation of a company.

Excel Calculator – Dividend Per Share

You can also download our excel based calculator for dividend per share.

Excel Calculator for Dividend Per Share (124 downloads )


Sanjay Borad

Sanjay Bulaki Borad

MBA-Finance, CMA, CS, Insolvency Professional, B'Com

Sanjay Borad, Founder of eFinanceManagement, is a Management Consultant with 7 years of MNC experience and 11 years in Consultancy. He caters to clients with turnovers from 200 Million to 12,000 Million, including listed entities, and has vast industry experience in over 20 sectors. Additionally, he serves as a visiting faculty for Finance and Costing in MBA Colleges and CA, CMA Coaching Classes.

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