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Advantages of Equity Shares

Advantages of Equity Shares:

Equity shares are the most common and universally used shares to mobilize finance for
the company. It consists of the following advantages.

1. Permanent sources of finance: Equity share capital is belonging to long-term permanent nature of sources of finance, hence, it can be used for long-term or fixed capital requirement of the business concern.

2. Voting rights: Equity shareholders are the real owners of the company who have voting rights. This type of advantage is available only to the equity shareholders.

Advantages of Equity Shares
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3. No fixed dividend: Equity shares do not create any obligation to pay a fixed rate of dividend. If the company earns profit, equity shareholders are eligible for profit, they are eligible to get dividend otherwise, and they cannot claim any dividend from the company.

4. Less cost of capital: Cost of capital is the major factor, which affects the value of the company. If the company wants to increase the value of the company, they have to use more share capital because, it consists of less cost of capital (Ke) while compared to other sources of finance.

5. Retained earnings: When the company have more share capital, it will be suitable for retained earnings which is the less cost sources of finance while compared to other sources of finance.

Sourced From: Financial Management By C. Paramasivan And T. Subramanian
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