Fully Paid Shares


DEFINITION of 'Fully Paid Shares'

Shares issued in which no more money is required to be paid to the company by shareholders on the value of the shares. When a company issues shares upon incorporation or through an issuance, either initial or secondary, shareholders are required to pay a set amount for those shares. Once the company has received the full amount from shareholders, the shares become fully paid shares.

BREAKING DOWN 'Fully Paid Shares'

This is in contrast to partially paid shares in which only a portion of the face value has been received by the company. In the case of partially paid shares, the shareholder is still required to pay the remaining amount to the company. For example, let's say Company XYZ sells shares for $50. If the company has received $50, it becomes a fully paid share, but if less than $50 has been collected, it is a partially funded share.

  1. Outstanding Shares

    A company's stock currently held by all its shareholders, including ...
  2. Shareholder

    Any person, company or other institution that owns at least one ...
  3. Friends and Family Shares

    A company's stock that is offered to preferred individuals, prior ...
  4. Issued Shares

    The number of authorized shares that is sold to and held by the ...
  5. Employee Stock Option - ESO

    A stock option granted to specified employees of a company. ESOs ...
  6. Corporate Culture

    The beliefs and behaviors that determine how a company's employees ...
Related Articles
  1. Investing Basics

    5 Tips For Investing In IPOs

    Thinking of investing in IPOs? Here are five things to remember before jumping into these murky waters.
  2. Investing Basics

    Stock Basics Tutorial

    If you're new to the stock market and want the basics, this is the tutorial for you!
  3. Retirement

    IPO Basics Tutorial

    What's an IPO, and how did everybody get so rich off them during the dotcom boom? We give you the scoop.
  4. Stock Analysis

    The Top 5 Apple Shareholders

    Learn about insiders and institutional investors with large positions in Apple. Read about Carl Icahn's activist campaign against Apple.
  5. Investing

    Wal-Mart's Share Repurchase Isn't All Good

    Wal-Mart announced huge internal investments along with an aggressive share repurchase program that isn't as good as it initially sounds.
  6. Investing Basics

    What are the fiduciary responsibilities of board members?

    Find out what fiduciary duties a board of directors owes to the company and its shareholders, including the duties of care, good faith and loyalty.
  7. Economics

    What's a Horizontal Merger?

    A horizontal merger occurs when companies within the same industry merge.
  8. Investing

    A Breakdown Of Stock Buybacks

    Find out what these company programs achieve and what it means for stockholders.
  9. Investing Basics

    How MasterCard Pulled Off a Buyback

    Stock buyback refers to publicly traded companies buying back their shares from shareholders. Why would they do that?
  10. Economics

    3 Notorious American White Collar Criminals

    Learn about the crimes and punishments of some of the most infamous convicted white-collar crooks.
  1. What do states do with unclaimed property?

    Unclaimed property refers to personal accounts in financial institutions or companies that have had no activity and whose ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. How do financial advisors execute trades?

    Today, almost every investor invests through online brokerage accounts. Investors often believe that their trades are directly ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. What are ComputerShare's escheatment services?

    Escheatment is the process by which ownership of abandoned property is transferred to the state. Escheated property can include ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. How does escheatment affect a company's shareholders?

    Escheated property in the United States is a designation for personal property such as bank accounts, shares, insurance proceeds, ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. How do modern companies assess business risk?

    Before a business can assess or mitigate business risk, it must first identify probable or likely risks to its bottom line. ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. Why has emphasis on corporate governance grown in the 21st century?

    Corporate governance refers to operational practices, management protocols, and other governing rules or principles by which ... Read Full Answer >>

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Bar Chart

    A style of chart used by some technical analysts, on which, as illustrated below, the top of the vertical line indicates ...
  2. Bullish Engulfing Pattern

    A chart pattern that forms when a small black candlestick is followed by a large white candlestick that completely eclipses ...
  3. Cyber Monday

    An expression used in online retailing to describe the Monday following U.S. Thanksgiving weekend. Cyber Monday is generally ...
  4. Take A Bath

    A slang term referring to the situation of an investor who has experienced a large loss from an investment or speculative ...
Trading Center