Capital stock which provides a specific dividend that is paid before any dividends...
Shares that rank before ordinary shares in the event of liquidation of the issuing company and that usually receive a fixed rate of return.
Usually non-voting shares which pay out dividend before ordinary shareholders, and which will pay out first if the company goes into liquidation.
Preference shares are shares issued by companies but are a little different to ordinary shares. They are considered less risky than ordinary shares because they pay a fixed dividend which is decided at the time of the issue of the shares - dividends from ordinary shares can rise and fall from year to year. Holders of preference shares have an entitlement as their name suggests, to receive their dividends before ordinary shareholders are paid out. So, if there's a limited amount of cash in the kitty, preference holders may be OK while ordinary shareholders get nothing. If a company were to go out of business, preference shareholders stand higher up the pecking order than ordinary shareholders. Preference shareholders will be repaid at par value, the price at which the shares were issued, before ordinary shareholders get a look in
Shares which pay a high, fixed dividend. If the company runs into financial problems or becomes insolvent, preference shareholders are paid money before ordinary shareholders.
Shares of a firm that encompass preferential rights over ordinary common shares, such as the first right to dividends and any capital payments.
Part of the capital of a company but, by contrast with ords', preference shares are usually paid back over time, out of retained profits. Preference shares involve less risk than ordinary shares but do not give access to the capital gains that can accrue to holders of ordinary shares when a successful company is sold. A variant is A ordinary shares in a private company, which carry a guaranteed right to share in the profits but may have the same benefits as ordinary shares if the business is sold or floated.
Shares carrying a fixed rate of dividend, the holders of which, subject to the conditions of issue, have a prior claim to any company profits available for distribution. Preference shares may also have a prior claim to the repayment of capital in the event of a winding up.
Preference Shares are usually redeemed after a fixed life, typically, paying a fixed Dividend each year. In the event of a company's collapse or break-up, Preference Shareholders rank ahead of the Ordinary Shareholders and do not normally have voting rights.
Shares in a company which have preferential rights over other shares. For example the nominal value of preference shares is repaid to preference shareholders before payments are made to ordinary shareholders if the company is wound up. Also, dividends on preference shares will be paid in priority to dividends on ordinary shares.
Shares that pay fixed dividends: payment of both dividends and capital takes priority over that of ordinary shares.... more on: Preference shares
Shares which rank above ordinary shares and which usually receiving a fixed rate of return.
Preference Shares normally carry a right that any annual dividends available for distribution be paid preferentially on these shares before other classes.
shares which rank ahead of ordinary shares for the purpose of claiming dividend payments or any assets of the company should it be wound up. They rank below creditors and debentures.
stock whose holders are guaranteed priority in the payment of dividends but whose holders have no voting rights
Shares which provide a fixed dividend stream and which rank above ordinary shares but below debtholders and creditors in the event of winding up.
Preference shares pay a dividend on a regular schedule and are given preference over ordinary shares in regard to the payment of dividends or any liquidation of the company. Their share prices tend to remain stable, and will generally not carry the voting rights that ordinary shares do.
Preference shares are equities with some attached preferential rights such as a guaranteed quantum of dividends and preference over ordinary shareholders at liquidation. However, these shares give limited ownership rights to the holder. Holders of preference shares too, have the right to receive annual reports and attend shareholder meetings.
A corporate security that pays a fixed dividend each period. It is senior to ordinary shares but junior to bonds in its claims on corporate income and assets in case of bankruptcy.
Shares which give holders preference to dividend or repayment of capital or preference in a liquidation of the issuer over holders of other classes of the issuer's capital
Usually fixed income (dividend) shares, holders of these shares are entitled to their dividend prior to ordinary shareholders
Preference shares rank before ordinary shares for repayment in the event of a liquidation. They usually carry preferential dividend rights but restricted voting rights.
Shares that carry preferential rights to dividends (usually fixed) and to repayment in a winding up, but no voting rights.
These are similar to bonds in that they usually pay a fixed rate of income. However, they pay it as a dividend rather than interest and are subject to the issuing company making sufficient profits.
Shareholders of these shares are entitled to their dividends before an ordinary shareholder and those who are preference have a fixed dividend.
Ranks above Ordinary Shares. Dividends are usually fixed and are rarely reduced or missed. Holders may not have any voting rights. Often valued as a fixed interest security.
Shares issued at varying dividend rates that are treated as outside interests.
These fall between debt and equity. They usually carry no voting rights and have preferential rights over ordinary shareholders regarding dividends and ultimate repayment of capital in the event of liquidation.
Normally fixed-interest shares whose holders have the right to receive dividends before ordinary shareholders but not in advance of debenture and loan stock holders have received their interest.
Shares with a fixed dividend. The holders of preference shares are entitled to their dividend before ordinary shareholders and rank above ordinary shareholders should the company be wound up. Preference shares are share capital but not equity share capital.
This is a type of share issued by a limited company. It carries a medium risk but has the advantage over ordinary shares in that preference shareholders get the first slice of the dividend 'pie' (but usually at a fixed rate).
These are normally fixed-income shares whose holders have the right to receive dividends before ordinary shareholders. If a company were to go into liquidation, preference shareholders would rank above ordinary shareholders for the repayment of their investment in the company.
Shares where a company has them, which provide a fixed rate of return and which have priority over the ordinary shares in regard to dividend payments and to the companies assets in the event of a winding up. They rank after all the company's liability.
rank before ordinary shares for dividend payments, and in the even of a company being wound up preference shares must be repaid before equity holders get anything. Preference shares offer a fixed return - the dividends on ordinary shares go up and down depending on profits.
Similar to ordinary shares but preference shares normally pay a fixed dividend and rank ahead of ordinary shares for dividend payment and in a company liquidation.
Shares issued by companies that have additional rights, normally in terms of dividends.
Can have a fixed dividend rate and limited voting rights. Their dividends rank above ordinary shares but below debentures.
a class of share capital that has preferential treatment for the payment of dividends and return of capital in the event of liquidation.
These are normally fixed-income shares whose holders have the right to receive dividends before ordinary shareholders but after debenture and loan stock holders have received their interest.
Shares in the company usually paying a fixed rate of dividend and, usually, carrying no voting rights. Whilst ranking ahead of ordinary shares, they effectively form unsecured debt, often having a fixed date or period for redemption of the capital sum they represent.
These shares gives holders additional rights over holders of ordinary shares. In the event of a company going bust preference shares will be paid out first.
These are similar to bonds in that they pay a fixed rate of interest, although payment depends on company profits. Preference shares are first in the pecking order of pay outs when an investment fund is wound up.
Investment similar to bonds that pay a fixed rate of interest, although these payments are subject to company profits. Preference shares rank before ordinary shares for dividend payments as well as any return of capital if a company or investment fund is wound up.
A class of company capital typically receiving priority over ordinary shares in dividend payment and distribution of assets should the company be liquidated. They rank below creditors and debentures.
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
Fixed income shares that pay a fixed dividend (which is quoted as a net percentage of par). Preference dividends must be paid before ordinary dividends but the dividend may be passed. Preference shareholders rank above ordinary shareholders if the company is wound up.
Shares which rank before ordinary shares in the event of liquidation of the issuing company and usually receiving a fixed rate of return on the unfranked investment. See also Ordinary 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 is fixed, it is not guaranteed. However, if the company fails to pay (‘passes’) the preference dividend it will not be allowed to pay an ordinary dividend for the year to ordinary shareholders. Where the preference shares are cumulative, any arrears of preference dividend will also have to be paid prior to the ordinary dividend being paid in any year. Preference shares may be redeemable, when they will be redeemed at a set date. They may also be convertible. Finally, they may be participating, which means that in addition to the fixed dividend, they will receive a variable dividend dependent on the performance of the company.
These are shares yielding a fixed rate of dividend. No dividends may be paid to any other class of shareholder unless the preference dividend had been paid in full. The preference shareholders usually exercise no control over the management of a company.
shares which rank ahead of ordinary shares if a company is wound up, they usually receive a fixed rate of return