The Components of Stockholder Equity


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Common stock is typically stated at _____.

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1. Which of the following is NOT a component of stockholder equity?

2. David purchases 100 shares of common stock from a closely held corporation for $1,000 per share with a par value of $1. How much has been added to the company's contributed capital?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The components of stockholder equity will be the subject of this quiz/worksheet. See how much you know by answering questions on common stock and the individual components of stockholder equity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on:

  • Calculating the addition to contributed capital in a sample purchase of common stock
  • Determining retained earnings
  • Financial statement that shows stockholder equity

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on stockholder equity components
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding different financial statements to remember what information is found on them
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of common stock and how it's connected to contributed capital

Additional Learning

Increase your understanding of buying stocks with the lesson named The Components of Stockholder Equity. Via the lesson, you'll learn more about these specific areas of study:

  • Equity interest and how it relates to stockholder equity
  • Aggregate value
  • Preferred stock
  • Contributed capital and paid-in capital
  • Treasury stock