Stock Dividend

Knowledge Center


Description of Stock Dividend. Explanation.


  1. Summary
  2. Forum
  3. Best Practices
  4. Expert Tips
  5. Resources
  6. Print

Definition Stock Dividend. Description.

A Stock Dividend is the process of paying shareholders in the form of securities rather than in cash. This can be additional shares in the company, or it may be shares in a subsidiary being spun off to shareholders. The number of shares received are normally a percentage of the shares that were already owned.

It does not involve a distribution of assets as a regular cash dividend does: total stockholders equity is not affected by a stock dividend, since the equity is only transferred from the Retained Earnings to the contributed capital section of the Balance Sheet.

Form the point of view of the firm, these dividends conserve cash that can be used to run or expand the business. For the investors, stock dividends usually offer tax advantages above a cash dividend.

Stock Dividends Forum
  Stock Dividend Cases and Examples
Hi, do you know of a remarkable case or an interesting example of the use of stock dividend?
Please share it by entering a reaction.
Thanks for contributing...!...

Stock Dividends Special Interest Group

Special Interest Group


Best Practices - Stock Dividends Premium

Expert Tips - Stock Dividends Premium

Resources - Stock Dividends Premium


Stock Dividends


Stock Dividends


Stock Dividends


Stock Dividends

Compare with: Retained Earnings  |  Spin-Off  |  Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Special Interest Group Leader

You here


Return to Management Hub: Finance & Investing

More on Management  |  Return to Management Dictionary  | 


This ends our Stock Dividend summary and forum.

About 12manage | Advertising | Link to us | Privacy | Terms of Service
Copyright 2016 12manage - The Executive Fast Track. V14.1 - Last updated: 21-10-2016. All names tm by their owners.