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Dividend = tax/ losses

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Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 01:34 pm Click here to edit this post
I don't understand why the game set Dividend as tax (normal dividend)or losses(dividend when company have too many cash)since in real life, they only change the cash level and market cap of the company (market value minus dividend amount).

I think this is a very serious flaw since it is very unfair to the share holder of the company that give dividend and may lead to huge losses for the buyers


Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 03:39 pm Click here to edit this post
Nah, any dividend goes to the investors. Share holders (country or CEO) or investment fund.


Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 04:49 pm Click here to edit this post
but the PE will raise sharply after a public company give out dividend when it have too much cash and the net profit is never equal to profit despite a country that the company in have no tax?

isn't it, or does I make a mistake


Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 08:31 pm Click here to edit this post
you are adding in variables that don't matter.

profits-tax-(profit kept)-dividends=0

Tax kept out first, you decide how much money you want to keep, then everything else gets paid out to the shareholders. The shareholders don't lose they win. Dividends in this game get much larger % payouts then in the RW. Of course the RW doesn't have such profit limitations either. So yeah investors get compensated fairly when the corp is doing good. They will lose value, not cash when the corp is doing bad.


Friday, August 24, 2012 - 06:12 am Click here to edit this post
then how come this company make a big "lost" while its cash level also decline sharply at the mean time. The amount of cash lost (dividend???)are pretty much equal to the "lost"


Friday, August 24, 2012 - 07:08 am Click here to edit this post
I saw nothing out of the ordinary here, just as i said. If you are worried about it you can set up a profit transfer it would be easier to analyze

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