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profit margin: Original post by Bryan Keythman of Demand Media A dividend payout ratio shows the percentage of a company's net income that it pays out as cash dividends to its shareholders. Profit margin shows the percentage of a company's sales that it keeps as net income. If you know a company's profit margin, you can determine its dividend payout ratio using some of its other financial information. While…

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