In my country it's illegal to pay dividends from a company in deficit. When there is no profit to distribute - there can't be dividends.
USA! USA! USA!
The country where corporations make the laws!
Also, again, we are in a bit of a grey area regarding profit. We don't know CIG's financials for this year, but as long as money in > money out then they can claim to have made a profit, regardless of not delivering a product to market. Well, unless we count Chris' "playable now narrative"
EDIT: Personally its my belief that despite the good funding that CIG are hemorrhaging money. I've got little to base this off except CIG's behaviour this year with regards to sales, sales, and more sales. For some reason, despite the spending, they seem more and more desperate to sell ships. The only thing that stopping me from declaring they must be losing money is they haven't yet started selling apartments or had another land sale.
Let's see what the big con this year brings.