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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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The second edition of Third Observers Nigeria Ltd annual awards for companies that consistently pay dividend to shareholders saw the trio of NAHCO, FCMB and Learn Africa Plc carry the day.
And Edinburgh boss Richard Cockerill said: "Al has a wealth of experience at the top level of rugby and this will pay dividends."
Park's announcement, however, turned out to be a lie as Citibank has decided to pay dividends anyway this year.
Companies publish their financial reports and their decisions to pay dividends and that increases the interest in their shares.
The phenomenon of the drop in propensity to pay dividends is typical for many developed equity markets.
Gopal Agrawal, chief investment officer, Mirae Asset Global Investments India, says, "They (fund houses) are sitting on booked profits and are using it to pay dividends. Since ELSS comes with a lock-in period of three years, investors also look forward to regular rewards and income."
THE site director at Wilton Centre said investment in the science and business park continues to pay dividends 40 years after its official opening.
TOXTETH-BASED bakery ingredients manufacturer Real Good Food is preparing to pay dividends to its shareholders with a proposal to restructure its balance sheet at its annual meeting later this month.
M2 PHARMA-August 10, 2015-National HealthCare to pay dividends on common & preferred stock
This latest scheme is also expected to pay dividends, on a national scale.
Silverblatt, pictured at left, notes that 400 of the S&P 500 companies currently pay dividends, the highest level since 1999, and predicts almost 70% of those that pay dividends will increase their payments this year.
That's the average; some stocks pay dividends of 3%, 4%, or more.
Banco BPI SA (BPI.LB) has said that it will not pay dividends from 2010 profits 'based on the recent generic orientation from the Bank of Portugal for the Portuguese banking system.' BPI President Fernando Ulrich said that the bank was preparing for higher Tier-one requirements under Basel III, adding that it will review its decision on dividends in a year's time.
Unlike firms in developed countries that pay quarterly dividends, Thai firms typically pay dividends annually, with only a few firms paying quarterly, interim, or special dividends.