# Dividends per share Zero Calories Company has 16,000 shares of cumulative preferred 1% stock, $40 par, and 80,000 shares of 5150 par common stock. The following amounts were distributed as dividends: Year 1$21,600 Year 2 4,000 Year 3 100,800 Determine the dividends per share for preferred and common stock for each year.

### Accounting

27th Edition
WARREN + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781337272094

### Accounting

27th Edition
WARREN + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781337272094

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Chapter 13, Problem 13.1BPE
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## Dividends per shareZero Calories Company has 16,000 shares of cumulative preferred 1% stock, $40 par, and 80,000 shares of 5150 par common stock. The following amounts were distributed as dividends: Year 1$21,600 Year 2 4,000 Year 3 100,800 Determine the dividends per share for preferred and common stock for each year.

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Cash dividends: The amount of cash provided by a corporation out of its distributable profits to its shareholders as a return for the amount invested by them is referred as cash dividends.

Common stock: These are the ordinary shares that a corporation issues to the investors in order to raise funds. In return, the investors receive a share of profit from the profits earned by the corporation. The dividend payments are not guaranteed and are paid after the payment made to the preferred stockholders.

Preferred stock: The stock that provides a fixed amount of return (dividend) to its stockholder before paying dividends to common stockholders is referred as preferred stock.

A preferred stock may be cumulative and non-cumulative. A cumulative preferred stock implies that a preferred stockholder is entitled to receive dividends for the current year plus any unpaid dividends of the previous years, before the dividends paid to the common stockholders.

Dividend per share:

Dividend per share represents the amount of dividend paid to each shareholders of the business.

To determine: The dividends per share for preferred and common stock for each year.

### Explanation of Solution

Determine the dividends per share for preferred and common stock for each year.

 Particulars Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Amount distributed $21,600$4,000 $100,800 Preferred dividend$6,400 $4,000$8,800 Common dividend $15,200$0 $92,000 Dividend per share: Â Â Â Preferred stock (PreferredÂ dividend16,000Â preferenceÂ shares)$0.40 $0.25$0.55 Â Â Â  Common stock (CommonÂ dividend80,000Â commonÂ shares) $0.19 None$1.15

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Working note:

Calculate the amount to be paid as preferred dividend each year

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