A company can share a portion of its profits with four different types of dividends.
Your monthly brokerage statement might show a CASH dividend, a STOCK dividend, a HYBRID dividend or a PROPERTY dividend.
What are the types of dividend?
These dividend types are:
- Cash dividend. The cash dividend is by far the most common of the dividend types used.
- Stock dividend. A stock dividend is the issuance by a company of its common stock to its common shareholders without any consideration.
- Property dividend.
- Scrip dividend.
- Liquidating dividend.
What is Dividend and forms of dividend?
A Cash dividend is the most common form of the dividend. The dividends are assigned to the shareholders on the date of record. The dividends are issued on the date of payment. But for distributing cash dividend, the company needs to have positive retained earnings and enough cash for the payment of dividends.
What are property dividends?
A property dividend is an alternative to cash or stock dividends. A property dividend can either include shares of a subsidiary company or any physical assets owned by the company such as inventories, equipment or real estate.
What is regular dividend?
Noun. regular dividend (plural regular dividends) (finance) A dividend on common stock that is intended to be paid periodically in equal amounts over the course of a year, typically quarterly, after being declared by the issuer of the stock.