Advanced English Dialogue for Business – No par value

Listen to a Business English Dialogue about No par value

Randy: Hey Arianna, have you heard of “no par value” in finance?

Arianna: Yeah, I think it means that a stock or bond doesn’t have an assigned minimum value.

Randy: That’s correct. Companies issue no par value stocks or bonds without specifying a minimum price, allowing them to set the market price based on demand and supply.

Arianna: How do investors benefit from investing in no par value securities?

Randy: No par value securities can provide more flexibility for companies and potentially attract more investors, as they’re not constrained by a set minimum value.

Arianna: Are there any downsides to no par value securities?

Randy: Well, some investors might perceive them as riskier since the lack of a specified value can lead to uncertainty about the security’s worth.

Arianna: Can the absence of a par value affect how dividends are paid?

Randy: In some cases, yes. Companies issuing no par value stock may have more flexibility in setting dividend policies since there’s no minimum value to consider.

Arianna: Do no par value securities have any legal implications?

Randy: They can, especially when it comes to shareholder rights and corporate governance, as the absence of a par value may influence voting rights and other legal considerations.

Arianna: So, it’s important for investors to understand the implications of investing in no par value securities?

Randy: Absolutely. Like any investment, it’s crucial to conduct thorough research and understand the risks and potential benefits before investing in no par value securities.

Arianna: Thanks for explaining that, Randy. No par value securities seem like an interesting aspect of the financial market.

Randy: No problem, Arianna. They’re a unique feature that adds diversity to investment options.