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Leverage Definition Leverage results from using borrowed capital as a source of funding when investing to expand the firm's asset base and generate returns on risk capital. More
Enterprise Value Enterprise value (EV) is a measure of a company's total value, often used as a comprehensive alternative to equity market capitalization. EV includes in its calculation the market capitalization of a company but also short-term and long-term debt as well as any cash on the company's balance sheet. More
Dividend Definition A dividend is a distribution of a portion of a company's earnings, decided by the board of directors, to a class of its shareholders. More
Inventory Turnover Inventory turnover measures a company's efficiency in managing its stock of goods. The ratio divides the cost of goods sold by the average inventory. More
Balance Sheet A balance sheet is a financial statement that reports a company's assets, liabilities and shareholders' equity at a specific point in time. More
Hedge Fund A hedge fund is an aggressively managed portfolio of investments that uses leveraged, long, short and derivative positions. More
Leverage Ratio A leverage ratio is any one of several financial measurements that look at how much capital comes in the form of debt, or that assesses the ability of a company to meet financial obligations. More