Question

Written, Inc. has 300,000 outstanding shares of $2 par common stock and 60,000 shares of no-par 8% preferred stock with a stated value of $5. The preferred stock is cumulative and nonparticipating. Dividends have been paid in every year except the past 2 years and the current year.

Assuming that $150,000 will be distributed as a dividend in the current year, how much will the common stockholders receive?