Question; Can NFI defer carryover dividend to years end
Your idea of prior history just rubs against the grain and counter to most disclaimers; i. e. "Past performance has no bearing on future performance".
And as you say "...delay(of paying out the carryover dividend)...would not make sense...their seriously interested in marketing the company..."
It makes MORE sense to market the company with the 'carryover dividend'(cash on hand) for the simple fact of the high cost of capital. The cash would be an asset and the cash can be used "FOR FREE" instead of paying Wacovia the cost of using there credit line.