Best Buy Co and related stocks such as Bjs Wholesale Club, Lands End, eBay, Etsy, EVINE Live, Five Below, 1 800 FLOWERS, Advance Auto Parts, Acorn International, and AutoZone Payout Ratio descriptionPayout Ratio is the proportion of Best Buy Co earnings paid out as dividends to shareholders. Payout Ratio is typically expressed as a percentage but can be shown as dividends paid out as a proportion of cash flow. The payout ratio is used to determine the sustainability of Best Buy Co dividend payments. A lower payout ratio is generally preferable to a higher payout ratio, with a ratio greater than 100% indicating Best Buy Co is paying out more in dividends than it makes in net income. The percentage of earnings paid as dividends to common stockholders. Calculated by dividing Dividends per Basic Common Share by Earnings per Basic Share USD.