Campbell Company wants to increase the number of shares of its common stock outstanding and is considering a stock dividend versus a stock split. The stockhlders' equity section of the firm's most recent balance sheet appeared as follows:
Common Stock $10 par,
60,000 shares issued and outstanding $ 500,000
Additional paid-in-capital 750,000
Retained Earnings 880,000
Total stockholders' equity $2,130,000
If a stock dividend is chosen, the firm wants to declare a 100% stock dividend. Because the stock dividend qualifies as a large stock dividend, it must recorded at par value. If a stock split is chosen, Campbell will declare a 2-for-1 split.
1. Compare the effects of a stock dividend and a stock split on the accounting equation.
2. Develop the stockholders' equity category of Campbell's balance sheet (a) after the stock dividend and (b) after the stock split.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com September 21, 2018, 5:49 am ad1c9bdddf - https://brainmass.com/business/stock-dividends-and-stock-splits/221480
1) Impact of stock dividend
The journal entry will be:
Retained earnings 500000
Common Stock 500000
2) There will be no impact on value of common stock ...
Response explains the effects of a stock dividend and a stock split