Equity vs Dividend - What's the difference?

equity | dividend |

As nouns the difference between equity and dividend

is that equity is value of some business while dividend is dividend.



(wikipedia equity)

Alternative forms

* (archaic)


  • value of some business.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-22, volume=407, issue=8841, page=70, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Engineers of a different kind , passage=Private-equity nabobs bristle at being dubbed mere financiers. Piling debt onto companies’ balance-sheets is only a small part of what leveraged buy-outs are about, they insist. Improving the workings of the businesses they take over is just as core to their calling, if not more so. Much of their pleading is public-relations bluster.}}
  • (legal) A legal that deals with remedies other than (l) relief, such as injunctions, divorces and similar actions.
  • * Macaulay
  • Equity had been gradually shaping itself into a refined science which no human faculties could master without long and intense application.
  • (legal) of property minus liens or other (l).
  • (legal) An equitable claim; an equity of redemption.
  • an equity''' to a settlement, or wife's '''equity , etc.
  • * Kent
  • I consider the wife's equity to be too well settled to be shaken.
  • (accounting) Ownership interest in a company as determined by subtracting liabilities from (l).
  • Justice, impartiality or fairness.
  • * Tillotson
  • Christianity secures both the private interests of men and the public peace, enforcing all justice and equity .





    (en noun)
  • (arithmetic) A number or expression that is to be divided by another.
  • In "42 ÷ 3" the dividend is the 42.
  • (finance) A pro rata payment of money by a company to its shareholders, usually made periodically (eg, quarterly or annually).
  • Hyponyms

    * regular dividend, special dividend

    See also

    * addition, summation: (augend) + (addend) = (summand) × (summand) = (sum, total) * subtraction: (minuend) ? (subtrahend) = (difference) * multiplication: (multiplier) × (multiplicand) = (factor) × (factor) = (product) * division: (dividend) ÷ (divisor) = (quotient), remainder left over if divisor does not divide dividend * numerator ----