By Esme Faerber

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The other $40,000 ($4 premium over par value ϫ 10,000 shares) is added to the additional paid-in capital account. Receiving a stock dividend does not increase shareholders’ wealth. Shareholders who receive a stock dividend receive more shares of that company’s stock, but because the company’s assets and liabilities remain the same, the price of the stock must decline to account for the dilution. For shareholders, this situation resembles a slice of cake. You can divide the slice into two, three, or four pieces, and no matter how many ways you slice it, its overall size remains the same.

The “Retained earnings” account is debited (deducted) for $50,000 (market price of $5 ϫ 10,000 shares), and $10,000 (10,000 shares ϫ $1 par value) is added to the common stock account. The other $40,000 ($4 premium over par value ϫ 10,000 shares) is added to the additional paid-in capital account. Receiving a stock dividend does not increase shareholders’ wealth. Shareholders who receive a stock dividend receive more shares of that company’s stock, but because the company’s assets and liabilities remain the same, the price of the stock must decline to account for the dilution.

When the price of the stock is reduced because of the split, the stock might become more attractive to potential investors because of its lower price. The increased marketability of the stock might push up the price if the company continues to do well financially; stockholders benefit in the long run by owning more shares of a company whose stock price continues to increase. Stock dividends and stock splits do not increase stockholder wealth from the point of view of the balance sheet. Cash dividends, however, directly increase a shareholder’s monetary wealth and reduce the company’s cash and reinvestment dollars.

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