A dividend is a payment by your company to its shareholders to provide a return on their investment.
The benefit of paying a dividend is that it adds to the longterm value of the shares issued by your company; therefore, increasing your Shareholder Value (SHV). However, you should only pay a dividend once your company is profitable. You must also weigh up the benefit of using these funds for market growth opportunities which may have a greater impact on your SHV.
Paying a Dividend
In MikesBikes the dividend decision is the amount (in cents) paid per share currently issued by your company. For example; a 50c dividend paid by a company which has 1,800,000 issued shares will come at a cost of $900,000.