dividend requirement

Dividend requirement

The annual earnings minimum required for payment of dividends on a preferred stock.
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Dividend Requirement

The earnings of a publicly-traded company that the company has contractually obliged itself to pay out as dividends for preferred stockholders. Most of the time, when a company issues preferred stock, it guarantees buyers a certain dividend. This can be beneficial as it may attract buyers, but at the same time the dividend requirement can put a financial strain on the company. See also: Payout Rate, Plowback Rate.
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dividend requirement

Total annual preferred dividends to be paid by a company.
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