Investment & Shareholders

Category: Investment & Shareholders

Selling Your Business to a Private Equity Group

Private Equity companies are companies that have raised capital from investors and they have created funds. Each fund may have its own legal mandate. These are common examples of mandates: Invests only in oil and gas companies Is agnostic to what industry it invests in Invests only in companies it controls Private Equity companies come

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Planning Your Exit Strategy

When you start a company, you should generally know how you are going to exit the company. It could be a merger or acquisition, leave it to family, an initial public offering (IPO), a management buyout, etc.. Whatever the case, planning your exit strategy is almost as important as running your company because it’s the

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Book Value of Equity Per Share (BVPS)

See also: Price to Book Value Analysis Price to Sales Ratio Analysis Book Value of Equity Per Share (BVPS) Definition Book Value of Equity per Share (BVPS) is a way to calculate the ratio of a company’s Stakeholder equity (as stated in the balance sheet) to the number of shares outstanding. Investors commonly use BVPS

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The Sacred Cow: Lack of Succession Planning

We have all heard the term, “The Sacred Cow”. Here is how I apply it to the business world… I am in my 28th year of working as a professional after graduating from college. I have been privileged to work in large private companies, small private companies, and large publicly traded companies. In addition, I

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Shareholders’ Equity Definition

Shareholders’ Equity Definition The Shareholders’ Equity Definition is one of the three primary components of the balance sheet: assets, liabilities, shareholders’ (or owners’) equity. These three components comprise the well-known accounting equation of assets = liabilities + shareholders’ equity. This equation is important when beginning to think about what shareholders’ equity means for a business. The

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ROE (Return on Equity)

See Also: Return On Equity Example Return on Asset Financial Leverage Gross Profit Margin Ratio Analysis Return on Equity Analysis Fixed Asset Turnover Analysis Return on Equity (ROE) The return on equity, or ROE, is defined as the amount of profit or net income a company earns per investment dollar. It reveals how much profit a company

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Debt to Equity Ratio

What is the debt to equity ratio and does it apply to all business? The short answer is that investors and creditors use it to see if a business is likely to pay back its debt and sustain a decline in sales. This applies to most business, but it is not relevant to companies that

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Blue Chip Stocks

See Also: Preferred Stocks (Preferred Share) Stocks Firm; Focus on Fed Blue Chip Stocks Definition Blue chip stocks are long-established, well-known companies with reliable earning power and growth over time. Following are common characteristics of blue chips: Sell diversified and high quality products and services in a variety of geographic locations Competitive advantage in the

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Shareholders Equity

See Also: Return on Equity Analysis Return on Common Equity (ROCE) Retained Earnings Balance the Balance Sheet Return on Equity Example Shareholders Equity Definition Shareholders equity is an essential part of the accounting equation: Shareholders Equity = Total Assets – Total Liabilities. It is the difference between the value of a company’s assets and liabilities.

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Debt to Equity

See Also: Debt to Equity Ratio Return on Equity Analysis Debt to Equity Ratio The debt to equity ratio is also known as the net gearing ratio. It is a type of leverage ratio that helps show how leveraged a company is. Investors and creditors often use this. The purpose is to see what ratio of

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3 Myths about Private Equity Investors

Myths about private equity can inhibit entrepreneurs from pursuing business opportunities and making rational decisions.  Private equity financing is a complex decision for business owners.  These owners should analyze other financing options and goals for future growth of the company before making important investment decisions. 3 Myths about Private Equity Investors Here are three myths about

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Return on Invested Capital (ROIC)

See Also: Return on Equity Analysis Required Rate of Return Return on Asset Analysis Financial Ratios Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) Definition The return on invested capital is the percentage amount that a company is making for every percentage point over the [Cost of

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