The share of income paid in the form of dividends is a way of measuring the share of a company’s profits that is paid out to investors in the form of dividends over a set period (usually within a year), and does not go to the development of the company. In general, old and established companies have higher dividend ratios – their earnings levels have already risen significantly, while companies with lower dividend ratios are young companies with rapidly growing potential. To calculate the proportion of a company’s earnings paid out in dividends over a given period, use either Dividends Paid/Net Income or Annual Dividends Per Share/Net Earnings Per Share, which are equivalent. Continue reading
A business plan is essential to get you on the ground before you start a farming business, no matter how you prepare for it. In today’s world, animal husbandry is more complex and more changeable than it was 100 years ago. This has been due to market changes, high costs, low profit margins, different ways of raising cattle, and specialized markets.
The type of business plan you write is up to you, but the following step-by-step process for creating a proper business plan will help you in the long run. Continue reading