dividend requirement

Dividend requirement

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

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.

dividend requirement

Total annual preferred dividends to be paid by a company.
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The SSS was also looking to adopt a dividend requirement for foreign equity that would match the dividend payment scheme of domestic equities, Dooc added.
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6 million, before a small charge for a dividend requirement in the 1997 quarter.
12) The Tax Court distinguished the preferential dividend requirement in Erie Lighting on the grounds that the ELC board was not required to pay a dividend; rather, the ELC board was required to pay dividends first to the preferred stock if and when the ELC board determined to pay dividends at all.
Additionally, the lack of outright control and shareholders limited dividend requirements have alleviated the pressure on ASNIC.
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The revision stems from the company's sustained annual capital growth thanks to its consistently profitable operating results and the absence of dividend requirements by the parent, Southwest Business Corp (SWBC), the service specified.
Alternatively, if dividends are increasing constantly, the total dividends declared in the current year should be employed as a more up-to-date measure of prospective cash dividend requirements.