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
Let’s imagine that confectioner Vasya Yagodkin sells one hundred cakes with raspberries and one hundred with currants every month. Crimson ones bring him 50,000 rubles, and currant ones – only 30,000 rubles. It seems that it is more profitable to score on currants and sell only raspberry cakes. The idea is ok, but there are a few things to consider first.
Before getting rid of currant cakes, we consider how much money Yagodkin spends on production, and we see: 40,000 rubles are spent on raspberry cakes, and 10,000 rubles on currant ones. Continue reading
It happens that a company looks successful, healthy and rich: every month it opens a new branch, hires its second thousand employees and does not leave the front page of Forbes. But then – once, and bankruptcy. This happens when the owner looks only at the scale of the company or turnover, and these are not indicators that really reflect the financial health of the business. About those – in the article.
Before we get into the metrics, let’s look at the types of profitability. Continue reading