final dividend

Final Dividend

The last dividend declared in a given fiscal year. The final dividend is determined after all financial reports have been made and the company has the clearest pictures of its performance that year. As a result, the final dividend is often the largest, as the company does not have to worry about being conservative if expected revenues do not match actual revenues. The term is most common in the United Kingdom.

final dividend

1. The final dividend payment from a firm that is liquidating.
2. The last dividend of a firm's fiscal year. The final dividend is declared when management is able to estimate rather accurately the firm's earnings and its dividend-paying ability. Also called year-end dividend. Compare interim dividend.

final dividend

see DIVIDEND.
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Proposed final dividend for the year to 30 June 2015
Emirates REIT (CEIC) Limited today announces its proposal to pay a final dividend in relation to the year ended 31 December 2014 of $11.
Emirates Reit has announced its proposal to pay a final dividend in relation to the year ended December 31, 2014 of $11.
The Neyveli Lignite Corporation ( NLC) Limited has paid the government the final dividend of Rs 271.
NS) have paid final dividend for 2013-14 to the government, which is the majority stakeholder in the public sector entities, The Economic Times has reported.
Dubai: Emirates REIT, the Sharia-compliant regulated Real Estate Investment Trust incorporated in the Dubai International Financial Centre and listed on NASDAQ Dubai, on Monday announced its proposal to pay a total final dividend in relation to 2013 of $14.
Shareholders approved the final dividend for 2013 of EUR 0.
The Company will distribute 45 percent of net profit under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as a final dividend for the year.
The Board of Directors of the Bank, taking into consideration the Group's financial results, has decided to propose at the Annual General Meeting of its shareholders a final dividend of EUR0,08 per share.
KARACHI, February 18, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The Board of directors of the ICI Pakistan Limited has announced a final dividend of Rs 4.
WITH a final dividend payout of 80 per cent, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd ( BHEL) has paid an equity dividend of 170 per cent on its enhanced equity capital post- bonus for financial year 2008- 09, against 152.
Totepool MD David Craven said: "One of the criticisms of the Tote pool operation in the past was that the details shown as 'will pays' were not updated quickly enough, and punters often found that the final dividend was far removed from the amount displayed just before the off.