What it is:
How it works (Example):
Let’s assume Company XYZ decides it needs to raise $10 million inin order to build a new factory. It does this by issuing 100,000 of new at $100 per share.
The company records the receipt of $10 million of asset side of its after the is complete. It also records the corresponding equity on the balance sheet. However, it breaks that $10 million up into two line items: the of the stock and anything over the par value of the stock.on the
Traditionally, companies assign an arbitrary par value of $0.01 to each new share of stock. Anything over that, $9.99 in our example, is recorded as(APIC). As this snippet from a Wal-Mart balance sheet shows, the company had almost $4 billion of APIC (numbers in billions).
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