Financial Reporting

This week focuses on financial instruments as liabilities, pensions liabilities and postretirement benefits, financial reporting of owners’ equity for decision-making.

Discuss

Please watch the following videos and discuss these topics:

Characteristics of corporation

Issuing stock

Dividend allocation

Treatment of treasury stock

Stock dividend vs stock split

1. What is a stock dividend? How is a stock dividend distinguished from a stock split?

2. For what reason does a corporation usually declare a stock dividend? A stock split?

3. Discuss the amount, if any, of retained earnings to be capitalized in connection with a stock dividend.

 
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