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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Definition Sources

Definitions for Dividend Cover are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 4th July, 2019