Total Cash Dividends Paid
This refers to the actual dividend amount that has been paid to common share and/or preferred shareholders of a company. While a company might declare dividends during a particular quarter or financial year, the actual payment of dividends might not always happen during the same financial period.
This data item only considers the actual cash payment made towards dividends during a specific period. Higher the cash dividends paid, greater the cash outflow from the business and lower the cash from financing activities.