A percentage of corporate earnings that is paid as dividends to shareholders.(noun)
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Use "payout" in a sentence
"The main issues for enabling this are bandwidth, bandwidth, and bandwidth But the payout is awesome, for the networks: they get to charge differently for ads that appear pre-roll and post-roll on popular stories than for ads that appear with unpopular stories."
"The dumbocraps just separated a Medicare payout from the health care bill to the tune of 200 plus billion."
"Despite “generous” bonuses, some bankers are “complaining” that “too much of the payout is coming in stock instead of cash.”"