The board of directors of Testa Incorporated has decided that they would like to declare a $400,000 cash dividend at some point
in the near future. The company currently has Retained Earnings of $2,419,000 and a Cash balance of $827,000. They also have current liabilities totaling $436,000. What is missing in order for Testa to be able to pay a cash dividend
1. The date on which investors are aware of the size and timing of a future dividend payment is_____. January 12 Declaration date
2. The last day that an investor can buy a share of Sonaiya Development Group.'s stock and still be entitled to the dividend is_____. February 12 With-dividend date
3. The day when Sonaiya Development Group. will actually pay the dividend is If Victor buys 10 shares of Sonaiya Development Group. will actually pay the dividend is_____. March 24 Payment date
If Victor buys 10 shares of Sonaiya Development Group. stock from Susan, by what business date must Victor inform the company that he owns the shares so that he is eligible to receive the recently announced dividend payment? February 12 With-dividend date
B. February 12.
The most important dates for dividends at Georia are the declaration date, The holder-of-record date, and the payment date. The declaration date is the date that the company's directors decide to announce that dividend will be paid to stockholders of record. The holder-of-record date is the date that a stockholders will know if he or she will receive dividend for that period, because only holders of record are paid dividends. If a stockholder's share is not registered before that date, then the stockholder is not entitled to dividends. The last date is, of course, the payment date. However, in accounting for the dividend transaction, only two dates are important: the declaration date and the payment date.