# You asked: Where do I find preferred dividends on financial statements?

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## How do you find preferred dividends?

You can calculate your preferred stock’s annual dividend distribution per share by multiplying the dividend rate and the par value. If you want to determine how much your dividend will be on a quarterly basis (assuming your preferred stock pays quarterly), simply divide this result by four.

## Where are preferred dividends on the cash flow statement?

The issuance of preferred stock and any preferred dividend payments are recorded in the financing section of the cash flow statement.

## How do you calculate annual preferred dividends?

Preferred Share Annual Dividend Formula

To find the annual dividend, multiply the par value by the dividend rate. For example, if the preferred shares have a par value of \$50 and a dividend rate of 6 percent, multiply \$50 by 0.06 to find that the preferred share pays a \$3 annual dividend.

## How do you calculate preferred dividends in arrears?

Multiply the number years of missed dividend payments by the annual dividend per share to calculate the dividends in arrears per share. In the example, multiply \$5 by two years to get \$10 per share of dividends in arrears.

## Where are dividends on the balance sheet?

There is no separate balance sheet account for dividends after they are paid. However, after the dividend declaration but before actual payment, the company records a liability to shareholders in the dividends payable account.