# Market Prospect Ratios

Market prospect ratio are used to determine the company's performance from an investor perspective. Some of the most commonly used market prospect ratios - Earnings per share (EPS), Price to earnings (P/E) ratio and Dividend payout ratio. Select a ratio calculator and key in the required values to get the desired result:

1. ##### Earnings Per Share Calculator
Earnings per share (EPS) is the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock. Try now…

How to calculate?
Formula: Earnings Per Share Ratio = (Net Income - Preferred Dividends)/Weighted Average Shares Outstanding
The values are commonly stated against Net Income and preferred dividend in the income statement and the weighted average shares outstanding in the balance sheet.

Net Income:
Profit before deducting all its interest & taxes.

Preferred Dividends:
Preferred dividends are cash distributions that are paid to the owners of a company's preferred shares.

Weighted Average Shares Outstanding:
Weighted average shares outstanding is a calculation that incorporates any changes in the number of outstanding shares over a reporting period.

Example:
A company with a net income of \$160,000 pays out \$10,000 in dividends to preferred shareholders and has a weighted average shares outstanding - 50,000, then its earnings per share (EPS) will be \$3.
2. ##### Price to Earnings (P/E) Ratio Calculator
Price to Earnings (P/E) Ratio are used to measure the market price of company's stock market price to its reported earnings. Try now…

How to calculate?
Formula: Price to Earnings (P/E) Ratio = Market Value per Share / Earnings per Share
Note:
Earnings Per Share = (Net Income - Preferred Dividends)/Weighted Average Shares Outstanding
The values of Net Income and preferred dividend from the income statement and the weighted average shares outstanding from the balance sheet.

Net Income:
Profit before deducting all its interest & taxes.

Preferred Dividends:
Preferred dividends are cash distributions that are paid to the owners of a company's preferred shares.

Weighted Average Shares Outstanding:
Weighted average shares outstanding is a calculation that incorporates any changes in the number of outstanding shares over a reporting period.

Example:
Price to earnings (P/E) ratio for a company with a net income of \$800,000, dividends pays out of \$50,000 and a weighted average share outstanding of 75,000 with market price of \$50 per share is 5 times. It means that, company stock is trading at a multiple of 5.
3. ##### Dividend Payout Ratio Calculator
Dividend payout ratio are used to measure the dividends paid out to shareholders relative to the company’s net income. Try now…

How to calculate?
Formula: Dividend Payout Ratio = Total Dividends/Net Income
The values are commonly stated against Net Income and total dividend in the income statement.

Total Dividends:
Preferred dividends are cash distributions that are paid to the owners of a company's preferred shares.

Net Income:
Profit before deducting all its interest & taxes.

Example:
A company with a net income of \$100,000 issued \$30,000 of dividends to its shareholders over a reporting period. Then it is paying out 30% of its income to its shareholders in the form of dividends.