One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A dividend calculated at the end of a financial year based on the company's annual profits.‘the airline is paying a final dividend of 5 cents a share’
- ‘"It is difficult to be precise as there are many factors which will impact on the final dividend," he informed shareholders.’
- ‘The company's final dividend will be halved to 7.8p.’
- ‘The final dividend has been scrapped, as was widely predicted.’
- ‘The final dividend has just been passed and there's little in the way of net assets.’
- ‘Assuming the final dividend is also left unchanged, shares carry a twice-covered 5.2% yield.’
- ‘In addition to not paying a final dividend, the company is casting doubt over the next interim dividend payment.’
- ‘A quick sale of assets was needed to raise money to pay a final dividend.’
- ‘The bank gave long-suffering shareholders a break by unexpectedly increasing its final dividend.’
- ‘The company is expected to start paying final dividends to all its shareholders in July.’
- ‘The board has proposed sustaining the final dividend at the 2003 level of 2.04p per share.’
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