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## What is the formula to find dividends?

Here is the formula for calculating dividends: **Annual net income minus net change in retained earnings = dividends paid.**

**Divide the quarterly dividend by 3**. For example, if the the company pays a quarterly dividend of $. 30 per share, then the monthly dividend equals $. 10 per share.

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.

The dividend yield ratio is calculated using the following formula: **Dividend Yield Ratio = Dividend Per Share/Market Value Per Share**. In the simplest form of calculation, you can take the amount of dividend per share and divide it with the market value per share to get the dividend yield ratio.