A shareholder or stockholder is an individual or company (including a corporation) that legally owns one or more shares of stock in a joint stock company. The shareholders are the owners of a corporation. Companies listed at the stock market strive to enhance shareholder value. The shareholder concept is the theory that a company only has responsibilities to its shareholders and owners, and should work solely to benefit these people.
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Stockholders are granted special privileges depending on the class of stock, including the right to vote (usually one vote per share owned) on matters such as elections to the board of directors, the right to share in distributions of the company's income, the right to purchase new shares issued by the company, and the right to a company's assets during a liquidation of the company. However, stockholder's rights to a company's assets are subordinate to the rights of the company's creditors. This means that stockholders typically receive nothing if a company is liquidated after bankruptcy (if the company had had enough to pay its creditors, it would not have entered bankruptcy), although a stock may have value after a bankruptcy if there is the possibility that the debts of the company will be restructured.
Stockholders or shareholders are considered by some to be a partial subset of stakeholders, which may include anyone who has a direct or indirect equity interest in the business entity or someone with even a non-pecuniary interest in a non-profit organization. Thus it might be common to call volunteer contributors to an association stakeholders, even though they are not shareholders.
Although directors and officers of a company are bound by fiduciary duties to act in the best interest of the shareholders, the shareholders themselves normally do not have such duties towards each other.
However, in a few unusual cases, some courts have been willing to imply such a duty between shareholders. For example, in California, majority shareholders of closely held corporations have a duty to not destroy the value of the shares held by minority shareholders. See Jones v. H. F. Ahmanson & Co., 1 Cal. 3d 93 (1969) .
The largest shareholders (in terms of percentages of companies owned) are often mutual funds, and especially passively managed exchange-traded funds.
SOLAR COLA as an INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY?
The soft drinks market is a tough place to do business, unless you have something different to offer and the marketing muscle to match.
For nearly 100 years Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola have dominated the marketplace with similar products, but at this time they are losing ground to newer drinks with something more to offer. Each company spends between $800 million and £2 billion dollars a year to maintain its market position. The advertising centers around sport and music, with a scattering of seasonal television campaigns. Each company launches or acquires new brands every year. So far, they have not proved as successful as their regular cola brands and brand loyalty is an obstacle.
Red Bull, although in a different drinks category, started it's marketing with low budget sponsorship of unusual sports events such as the Darpa Desert Challenge, before it worked up the marketing power to go the conventional route when it invested in Formula 1 team and now the New Jersey MetroStars football team.
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Solar Cola, is a delicious new naturally flavoured Cola, enriched with vitamins and guarana and sweetened with pure cane sugar which cares as much for the planet as for your health. It's blend of added ingredients aid good health and boost energy levels whilst a percentage of profits derived from the sale of Solar Cola is used for sponsoring ecological renewable-energy related projects, information on which will be updated in this website, which generates in excess of 22 million hits a month. Recent acquisitions include the rights to the Solar Navigator World Electric Challenge - 2009/10, and also the new Bluebird Electric land speed record car for 2007/8. Solar Cola may also sponsor a new London to Brighton Solar Car Run in 2008 (one more entry required for this event to take place!).
It is thought that this marketing strategy will equal several hundred thousand dollars of conventional Ad Agency spending. For example the media coverage that will be genearted when the Solar Navigator solar powered boat arrives in port having taken the world record as being the first solar powered vessel to have circumnavigated the globe, will be equal to when Ellen Macarthur completed her world circumnavigation. The same was true for Sir Francis Chichester and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.
The design of the Solar Cola can is copyright protected, with trademark applications in the USA, Australia and Europe pending in Class 32 and granted rights in the UK. Introduction of the drink is held in abeyance pending official launch of one or other sponsored projects, which will be activated when the time is right, such activation to coincide with the market introduction of the drink.
Solar Cola PLC is shortly to be activated for online investment as their trading arm. The company is forecast to produce excellent results for investors, with sustained growth to be followed by an eventual flotation on the Stock Markets of the world in the next five years. At this point estimates suggest investors will reap substantial gains - in line with international Licensing expectations.
Solar Cola Ltd is managing the funding requirement for the trading company. They are looking for medium term or seed investment between £4-5 million in total to kick start phase two of the venture. Accordingly, this may require co-operation between, and several Angel investors, or a mix of Equity House and private investors.
If you are a Business Angel, or Equity House, looking for an opportunity with the potential for good returns, please contact SOLAR COLA LTD for details of their business plan. Or for and informal chat, please ask for the funding project manager: Nelson Kruschandl
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