What is Paid-Up Capital?
Paid-up capital, also called "paid-in capital," is a measure of how much balance sheet.investors have pumped into the company since inception in return for . The line item appears on the
How Does Paid-Up Capital Work?
Let’s assume Company XYZ decides it needs to raise $10 million inin order to build a new factory. It does this by issuing 100,000 of new at $100 per share.
The company records the receipt of $10 million of asset side of its after the is complete. It also records the corresponding equity on the balance sheet. However, it breaks that $10 million up into two line items: the of the stock and anything over the par value of the stock.on the
Traditionally, companies assign an arbitrary par value of $0.01 to each new share of stock. Anything over that, $9.99 in our example, is recorded as additional paid in capital (APIC).
Why Does Paid-Up Capital Matter?
Paid-up capital reveals how much skin is in the game. That's not something anybody can see on the income statement or the cash flow statement, but it's important if you want to know how much shareholders have paid to play and you want to ponder whether management has used that wisely.
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