Concept #1: Ratios: Dividend Yield Ratio
Practice: During the current year, PayCo declared and paid a cash dividend of $600,000. The number of shares of common stock outstanding is 1,000,000. If the current market price of the stock is $15, what is the dividend yield ratio?
Practice: ABC Company’s common stock currently has a market price of $20, while total stockholders’ equity has a book value of $600,000 (60,000 shares outstanding). During the current year, ABC Company maintained a dividend yield ratio of 8%. What was the total amount of dividends paid to common stockholders?