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# Understanding the Stockholders Equity Section

The year-end balance sheet of Jackson Products, Inc., includes the following stockholders' equity section (with certain details omitted):
Stockholders' equity:
Capital stock:
7% cumulative preferred stock, \$100 per value \$15,000,000
Common stock, \$5 per value, 5,000,000 shares
authorized, 4,000,000 shares issued and outstanding \$20,000,000
Additional paid-in capital:
Common stock 44,000,000
Retained earnings 64,450,000
Total stockholders' equity \$143,450,000

From this information, computer answers to the following questions:
a. How many shares of preferred stock have been issued?
b. What is the total amount of the annual dividends to which preferred stockholders are entitled?
c. What was the average issuance price per share of common stock?
d. What is the amount of legal capital and the amount of total paid-in capital?
e. What is the book value per share of common stock?
f. Is is possible to determine the fair market value per share of common stock from the stock-holders' equity section above? Explain.

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a. 150000 shares

b. \$1,050,000

c. \$16 per share

d. Legal capital (or par value ...

#### Solution Summary

Calculations of the number of shares of preferred stock issued by a firm; the total amount of the annual dividends to which preferred stockholders are entitled; the average issuance price per share of common stock; the amount of legal capital and the amount of total paid-in capital; the book value per share of common stock; and the use of this information to determine the fair market value per share of the common stock.

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