Special Dividends or Bonus Dividends

What are Special Dividends / Bonus Dividends?
Special Dividend (also known as Bonus Dividend) is a once-off, non-recurring cash distribution of the company’s after-tax profits to shareholders for the financial period. It is made either in addition to or at a rate higher than the company’s regular dividend distributions and hence is …

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Reading The Tea Leaves

They usually appear around this time of the year for companies that have their financial year ending in December. They are thick and heavy and when you read them, you fall asleep. If you have a portfolio of stocks, you would likely receive a stack of them. Few would read …

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Rights Issues And Open Offers

What are Rights Issues and Open Offers?
Rights Issue and Open Offers are means of capital raising for a company. Essentially the company is asking its shareholders for money to fund its business generally for the following reasons:

To fund its acquisition or expansion strategies
To repay maturing debts in times when the company is …

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Growing Old, The Insider Story

Every year, one more candle appears on the birthday cake. We celebrate the day we were born with cakes, songs and presents. Few would realise that each passing birthday means we are closer to growing old.
The greying population offers attractive prospects for businesses. With an ageing population, demand for medical and …

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Revenue Growth, Net Earnings Growth And Net Earnings Margin

Revenue Growth
(Also known as Sales Growth)

The annual Revenue Growth measures the year-on-year increment in top-line sales generated by the company from its business activities where the terms “revenue”, “sales” and “turnover” are used interchangeably. It thus serves as a gauge for the rate of expansion of the company’s business over …

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