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## How do you calculate dividends paid examples?

If you want to know the dividends paid per share, look **on the balance sheet for the number of outstanding shares**. Divide outstanding shares into the dividend amount. If there are 100,000 shares outstanding and the dividends paid equal $150,000, the dividend amount per share works out to $1.50.

## What is dividend and how is it calculated?

Dividend per share (DPS) is the sum of declared dividends issued by a company for every ordinary share outstanding. The figure is calculated by **dividing the total dividends paid out by a business, including interim dividends**, over a period of time, usually a year, by the number of outstanding ordinary shares issued.

## How do you calculate dividends on a balance sheet?

The formula is: **Prior year’s retained earnings + current year’s net income – current year’s retained earnings = payment of dividend** on balance sheet.

## How do I calculate dividend percentage?

To calculate dividend yield, all you have to do is **divide the annual dividends paid per share by the price per share**. For example, if a company paid out $5 in dividends per share and its shares currently cost $150, its dividend yield would be 3.33%.

## How do you calculate dividend dividend yield?

It is normally expressed as a percentage. The formula for computing the dividend yield is **Dividend Yield = Cash Dividend per share / Market Price per share * 100.**