Random Glossary TermsTarget payout ratio: A firm's long-run dividend-to-earnings ratio. The firm's policy is to attempt to pay out a certain percentage of earnings, but it pays a stated dollar dividend and adjusts it to the target as base line increases in earnings occur.
Offshore Mail Forwarding Address: Often an IBC's offshore address is nothing more than a mail drop (P.O. Box) assigned to the IBC. Bank and brokerage statements and any other type of company mail may be sent to this address. The mail will typically be picked up twice monthly by the offshore facilitator. The IBC's mail will be put into a plain, brown envelope and mailed to the address of the beneficial owner's choice. Only the domestic return address and the recipient's address appear on the envelope. Thus, the discrete envelope arrives with the offshore IBC's mail inside. Using offshore mail forwarding insures that the wrong eyes will never view sensitive offshore mail.