 # Dividends per share Imaging Inc., a developer of radiology equipment, has stock outstanding as follows: 40,000 shares of cumulative preferred 2% stock, $75 par, and 100,000 shares of$50 par common. During its first four years of operations, the following amounts were distributed as dividends: first year, $36,000; second year,$90,000; third year, $115,000; fourth year,$140,000. Compute the dividends per share on each class of stock for each of the four years. ### 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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## Dividends per shareImaging Inc., a developer of radiology equipment, has stock outstanding as follows: 40,000 shares of cumulative preferred 2% stock, $75 par, and 100,000 shares of$50 par common. During its first four years of operations, the following amounts were distributed as dividends: first year, $36,000; second year,$90,000; third year, $115,000; fourth year,$140,000. Compute the dividends per share on each class of stock for each of the four years.

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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 Year 4 Total dividends declared (a) $36,000$90,000 $115,000$140,000 Preferred dividend (For current year) (b) $36,000$60,000 $60,000$60,000 Preferred dividend in arrears (c) $0$24,000 $0$0 Total preferred dividends (d) = (b) + (c) $36,000$84,000 $60,000$60,000 Common dividend (e) = (a) − (d) $0$6,000 $55,000$80,000 Dividend per share: Preferred stock    (Total preferred dividend(d)40,000 preference shares) $0.90$2.10 $1.50$1.50 Common stock   (Common dividend(e)100,000 common shares) $0$0.06 $0.55$0.80

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Calculate the amount to be paid as preferred dividend each year

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