payout ratio

noun

: a ratio relating dividend payout of a company to its earnings or cash flow

Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of payout ratio was in 1963

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“Payout ratio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/payout%20ratio. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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