Boise Bike Corp. manufactures mountain bikes and distributes them through retail outlets in...

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Boise Bike Corp. manufactures mountain bikes and distributes them through retail outlets in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Boise Bike Corp. has declared the following annual dividends over a six-year period ending December 31 of each year:

2007$8,000
2008$24,000
2009$60,000
2010$75,000
2011$80,000
2012$98,000

During the entire period, the outstanding stock of the company was composed of 20,000 shares of 2% cumulative preferred stock, $75 par, and 50,000 shares of common stock, $5 par.

Determine the total dividends and the per-share dividends declared on each class of stock for each of the six years. There were no dividends in arrears on January 1, 2007.

Preferred Stock:

Preferred stock is a source of capital for the business that has some attributes of debt and equity. Like debt, the annual outflow of the preferred stock is fixed and it has to be redeemed after its tenure. Like equity, they receive stocks included in stockholders' equity.

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Computation of total dividends and per-share dividend for each class of stock

The dividend for the preferred stock will remain the same for each year...

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