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Key Figures
  Market Capitalisation
  Shares in Issue
  Previous Close (price)
  Price Earnings Ratio (PE ratio)
  Dividend Cover
  Cash Flow PS
  Return on Equity (ROE)
  Operating Margin
  PE Growth (PEG) Factor
  EPS Growth Rate
  DPS Growth Rate
  Net Debt
  Gross Gearing
  Quick Assets
  Net Working Capital
  Intangibles/Fixed Assets
  Turnover PS
  Pre-Tax Profit PS
  Retained Profit PS
  Cash PS
  Net Cash PS

Dividend Cover

Dividend Cover ratio, is calculated as the earnings per share-basic (EPS-basic) divided by the annual total dividend amount per share. Dividend cover expresses a company's ability to pay ordinary dividends to shareholders out of profits earned. It shows how many times the ordinary dividend is covered by the profit available and, for example, if a company pays out one quarter of its profit as dividends, then the Dividend cover ratio is four. The calculation is the following:

= EPS-basic / annual dividend per share (DPS)