What is the Portfolio Yield report?

The Portfolio Yield report has two main sections; one for the securities that pay dividends, and one for securities that do not.

At the top of the report is a general Portfolio Yield figure; this is calculated using the total value of the portfolio and the FTM Indicated Dividends.

The main part of the report breaks down into Current dividend information, Payout Ratio and information about upcoming dividends.


  • Price - The most recent closing price
  • Div - The total a shareholder would have received from the last four dividends, for holding one share of stock
  • Yield - Shows the percentage of cash received vs. the market price of the stock. It's designed to show the return earned on every dollar spent.

Payout Ratio - Shows the portion of company earnings distributed as dividends to shareholders.

Next Payable - any information in italics in this section means that the company has not made an official announcement; we are estimating based on previous hisotry and company performance.

  • Date - The payout date of the next dividend.
  • /Share - The dividend per share.
  • Total - The total the club should receive, based on the number of shares held.


As noted, the second section shows the securites the club holds, that do not issue dividends.