additional paid-in capital

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Additional Paid-In Capital

Capital that a company raises in a financing round in excess of the capital's par value. For example, additional paid-in capital may occur when a publicly-traded company makes a new issue of stock with a par value of $5 per share and places it with investors for $8 per share. Companies can only raise additional paid-in capital on the primary market because they do not receive any additional money from trades on the secondary market. It is important to note that it has become rare for stock to have a par value. See also: Paid-in Capital.

additional paid-in capital

Stockholder contributions that are in excess of a stock's stated or par value. For example, if a firm issues stock with a par value of $1 per share but sells the stock to investors at $10 per share, the firm's financial statements will show $1 in common stock and $9 in additional paid-in capital for each share issued. Also called capital surplus, paid-in surplus.
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20) 102,000 Common stock, par $10 (10,000 shares) 100,000 Contributed capital in excess of par, stock (10,000 shares x $0.
Treasury stock, common stock (2,000 shares [at] par $10) 20,000 Contributed capital in excess of par, common stock ([at]$0.
Common stock, par $10, authorized 50,000 shares, issued 10,000 shares 100,000 Less: Treasury stock, 1,000 shares at par, $10 (10,000) Total common stock outstanding, 9,000 shares Contributed capital in excess of par, common stock ($2,000 - $400) 1,600