Dividend Policy Paper 1


On December 1, Noble Inc.’s Board of Directors declared a property dividend, payable in stock held in the Multon Company. The dividend was payable on January 5. The investment in Multon stock had an original cost of $100,000 when acquired 2 years ago. The market value of this investment was $150,000 on December 1, $175,000 on December 31, and $160,000 on January 5. The amount to be shown on Noble’s statement of financial position at December 31 as property dividends payable would be


Garland Corporation, a public company, has declared a property dividend of one share of its investment in Marlowe, Inc., for every 10 shares of its common stock outstanding. The Marlowe shares were originally purchased by Garland for $50 per share; on the date the dividend was declared, the market value was $75 per share. As a result of this declaration, Garland should recognize


Grand Corporation has 10,000,000 shares of $10 par-value stock authorized, of which 2,000,000 shares are issued and outstanding. The Board of Directors of Grand declared a 2-for-1 stock split on November 30 to be issued on December 30. The stock was selling for $30 per share on the date of declaration. In addition, the Board has amended the articles of incorporation to allow for a proportional increase in the number of authorized shares. The par-value information appearing in the shareholder’s equity section of Grand’s statement of financial position at December 31 will be


Fox Company has 1,000,000 shares of common stock authorized, of which 100,000 shares are held as treasury shares; the remainder are held by the company shareholders. On November 1, the Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $.10 per share to be paid on January 2. At the same time, the Board declared a 5% stock dividend to be issued on December 31. On the date of the declaration, the stock was selling for $10 a share, and no fractional shares were to be issued. The total amount of these declarations to be shown as current liabilities on Fox’s statement of financial position as of December 31 is


Bertram Company had a balance of $100,000 in retained earnings at the beginning of the year and of $125,000 at the end of the year. Net income for this time period was $40,000. Bertram’s statement of financial position indicated that the dividends payable account had decreased by $5,000 throughout the year, despite the fact that both cash dividends and a stock dividend were declared. The amount of the stock dividend was $8,000. When preparing its statement of cash flows for the year, Bertram should show cash paid for dividends as


How would a stock split affect the par value of the stock and the company’s shareholders’ equity?
Par Value... Shareholders’ Equity


An undistributed stock dividend declared by the Board of Directors should be reported as a(n)


Which one of the following statements regarding dividends is correct?


Which one of the following transactions does not affect the balance of retained earnings?


Underhall, Inc.’s common stock is currently selling for $108 per share. Underhall is planning a new stock issue in the near future and would like to stimulate interest in the company. The Board, however, does not want to distribute capital at this time. Therefore, Underhall is considering whether to offer a 2-for-1 common stock split or a 100% stock dividend on its common stock. The best reason for opting for the stock split is that


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