kinds of share capital

by sabitha 2010-03-05 18:37:25

1.Nominal, authorised or registered capital means the sum mentioned in the capital clause of Memorandum of Association. It is the maximum amount which the company raise by issuing the shares and on which the registration fee is paid. This limit is cannot be exceeded unless the Memorandum of Association is altered.

2.Issued capital means that part of the authorised capital which has been offered for subscription to members and includes shares alloted to members for consideration in kind also.

3.Subscribed capital means that part of the issued capital at nominal or face value which has been subscribed or taken up by purchaser of shares in the company and which has been alloted.

4.Called-up capital means the total amount of called up capital on the shares issued and subscribed by the shareholders on capital account. I.e if the face value of a share is Rs. 10/- but the company requires only Rs. 2/- at present, it may call only Rs. 2/- now and the balance Rs.8/- at a later date. Rs. 2/- is the called up share capital and Rs. 8/- is the uncalled share capital.

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