Definition: The dividend a corporation pays is the amount of money, normally a portion of the profits, a board of directors distributes to the ordinary shareholders of the corporation. Suppose a company has one million shares outstanding, and it decides to distribute 2 million dollars to its shareholders. Then the dividend per share is $2 (2 million dollars divided by one million shares).
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