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pay dividends

To cause or produce good results in the future due to an investment of time, money, or other resources. The amount of time the team has dedicated to practice and drilling has been paying dividends, as they've been dominating the competition so far this season. Being disciplined in the way you study now will pay dividends by the time your exams come around.
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pay dividends

COMMON If something pays dividends, it brings advantages at a later date. Taking time out to get fit will pay dividends in the long run. Martin went out of his way to lavish attention on Mrs. Eaton, a move which later paid big dividends. Note: A dividend is a payment of profits that is divided among all the shareholders of a company.
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pay ˈdividends

produce great advantages or profits: Learning a foreign language will always pay dividends.Hard work while you’re young pays dividends later.
If you invest in a company, the money you receive as your share of the profit is called a dividend.
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He says that some dividends, such as those of Alkaloid, NLB Banka, Komercijalna banka and Granit have increased from last year and there are also companies, such as the Okta refinery an Ohridska banka that pay dividend for the first time.
M2 EQUITYBITES-January 25, 2012-MedicX Fund to pay dividend of GBP0.
Under the agreement, the company cannot declare or pay dividends without prior approval.
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.
When publicly traded corporations pay dividends, every stockholder gets a dividend based on the shares they own at that time.
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.
The Portfolio invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities that pay dividends.
s individual insurance contracts for which it can pay dividends is set to rise for the year to March 31 for the first time in four years, industry sources said Wednesday.
Historically, the company had a history of never paying dividends; the son's interest in the trust corpus provided him with an incentive to continue having the company not pay dividends; and neither the trustee nor the surviving spouse could cause the company to pay dividends.
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.