Define: Dividend Cover

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Definition: Dividend Cover

Quick Summary of Dividend Cover

Earnings per share divided by dividend per share.


What is the dictionary definition of Dividend Cover?

Dictionary Definition

A company’s dividend cover is the number of times that its dividends could be paid out of its annual profits after tax.


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This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.