pay dividends


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pay dividends

to produce good results or advantages My Spanish lessons have finally begun to pay dividends, and I can carry on a simple conversation!
Usage notes: often used to refer to something you do now that will benefit you in the future: All your work will pay dividends – you'll see.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of pay a dividend (to pay someone who owns shares in a company a part of a company's profit)
See also: pay

pay dividends

if something you do pays dividends, it causes good results at a time in the future
Usage notes: In the financial world a dividend is part of the profit of a company that is paid to the people who own shares in it.
Plenty of practice early in the season will pay dividends later on.
See also: pay
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Krasnodar, September 29, 2015: PJSC "Magnit", Russia's largest food retailer (the "Company"; MOEX and LSE: MGNT) announces the decision to pay dividends for the first half of 2015 reporting year made by the EGM.
Under the agreement, the company cannot declare or pay dividends without prior approval.
In his opinion, Judge Nadel found that "CNG has established a pattern of borrowing money to pay dividends because it does not have the earnings to fund the paying money for dividends.
Fama and French showed that start-ups, small companies, and high-growth companies were the least likely to pay dividends, but the practice of paying dividends had declined among all companies,
An enterprise's ability to meet its obligations and pay dividends, and its needs for external financing.
The Portfolio invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities that pay dividends.
Krasnodar, June 8, 2015: PJSC "Magnit", Russia's largest food retailer (the "Company"; MOEX and LSE: MGNT) announces the decision to pay dividends for FY 2014 made by the AGM.
The Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) has warned that some credit unions in Ireland may be unable to pay dividends.
The police believe the firm has reached the point of paralysis after using most of the investment money to pay dividends, they said.
The stockholders agreement that was entered into in 1974 between Mitsui and the Amax Group provided that Alumax was to pay dividends on or with respect to its stock at such times as its board of directors determined appropriate in light of its earnings, cash flow, and capital requirements.
C corporations that regularly pay Federal tax at the corporate level and regularly pay dividends to their individual shareholders.
In order to pay dividends, SPTL would need to amend its by-laws and receive commissioner approval.
The Bank has not yet closed its books for the fourth quarter of 2006, and the actual dividend rate may be significantly different as a result of a number of factors, which may include the effects of SFAS 133 and our ability to pay dividends out of retained earnings.
Asahi Mutual is the first major life insurer not to pay dividends to group policyholders.
an indirect subsidiary of Furr's/Bishop's, Furr's/Bishop's may pay dividends on its securities if, among other things, Cafeteria Operators meets certain earnings tests for three consecutive years and at least one-half of the principal amount of the 11.