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ISBN: 9781337272094

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27th Edition
WARREN + 5 others
ISBN: 9781337272094
Textbook Problem

A corporation with both preferred stock and common stock outstanding has a substantial credit balance in its retained earnings account at the beginning of the current fiscal year. Although net income for the current year is sufficient to pay the preferred dividend of $150,000 each quarter and a common dividend of $90,000 each quarter, the board of directors declares dividends only on the preferred stock. Suggest possible reasons for passing the dividends on the common stock.

To determine

Types of Stock

Generally the corporations issue two primary classes of stocks or paid-in- capital, they are:

  • Common Stock
  • Preferred Stock

Preferred stockholders have some preference on certain matters over the common stockholders including receiving of dividends.

To Suggest: Possible reasons for skipping dividends payment by the board of directors of a corporation for the common stocks.

Explanation

In the present case, even if the corporation had a substantial credit balances as the beginning balance in the retain earnings account and even if the net income of the corporation is sufficient to pay a preferred dividend of $150,000 each quarter and $90,000 each quarter to common dividend, the board of directors declares dividends only for the preferred stockholders...

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