cumulative preference shares

cumulative preference shares
These preference shares accumulate unpaid dividend, which is then paid out when the company next declares it. London Stock Exchange Glossary

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  • cumulative preference share — ➔ Share * * * cumulative preference share UK US noun [C] (US cumulative preferred stock) ► FINANCE, STOCK MARKET a type of share that gives its owner the right to receive a set amount of money as a dividend. If this money cannot be paid in time,… …   Financial and business terms

  • cumulative preference share — A type of preference share that entitles the owner to receive any dividends not paid in previous years. Companies are not obliged to pay dividends on preference shares if there are insufficient earnings in any particular year. Cumulative… …   Accounting dictionary

  • cumulative preference share — A type of preference share that entitles the owner to receive any dividends not paid in previous years. Companies are not obliged to pay dividends on preference shares if there are insufficient earnings in any particular year. Cumulative… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • preference shares — have preferred rights that rank ahead of ordinary shares. The rights are commonly (1) a dividend of fixed percentage of their nominal value payable annually on set dates, often cumulative (i.e. if not paid the dividend is carried forward Easyform …   Law dictionary

  • preference shares — Shares in a company which usually receive a fixed dividend each year and which, if redeemed, are redeemed at par value. Although the dividend ( dividends) is fixed, it is not guaranteed. However, if the company fails to pay ( passes ) the… …   Financial and business terms

  • Preference Shares — Company stock with dividends that are paid to shareholders before common stock dividends are paid out. In the event of a company bankruptcy, preferred stock shareholders have a right to be paid company assets first. Preference shares typically… …   Investment dictionary

  • preference shares — noun stock whose holders are guaranteed priority in the payment of dividends but whose holders have no voting rights • Syn: ↑preferred stock, ↑preferred shares • Hypernyms: ↑stock • Hyponyms: ↑cumulative preferred, ↑cumulativ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cumulative dividend — ➔ dividend * * * cumulative dividend UK US noun [C] ► FINANCE, STOCK MARKET a regular payment made to the owners of cumulative preference shares: »It is common that shares with a right to a cumulative dividend obtain voting rights if the dividend …   Financial and business terms

  • preference dividend — A dividend payable to the holders of preference shares. Preference dividends not paid in previous periods will only be due to the holders of cumulative preference shares …   Accounting dictionary

  • preference dividend — A dividend payable to the holders of preference shares Preference dividends not paid in previous periods will only be due to the holders of cumulative preference shares …   Big dictionary of business and management

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