Unformatted text preview: dividend is usually paid to an investor as a return on their investment. AN IPO is in it's initial (hence the I in IPO) stages of expansion after receiving capital from becoming publicly traded. The IPO should be focused on its growth in its infancy. Paying out a dividend may be using money that could be critical to the long-term success of the company. Most people invest long-term and would rather be paid dividends for many years, rather than receive dividends immediately but jeopardize their investment in its totality....
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- Spring '12
- Finance, Dividend, Public company, GNC, GNC Holdings