Business Owners’ Equity – the aggregate of the owners’ financial interests in the assets of a business entity:

     Continued from Equity Jurisprudence > Counterbalancing Legal Considerations of a Court in Determining Equity:

(eighth definition)

8. An ownership interest in property, especially in a business <the founders gave her equity in the business in return for all her help> See OWNERS’ EQUITY; BOOK EQUITY; MARKET EQUITY (below). [1]

owners’ equity:

1. The aggregate of the owners’ financial interests in the assets of a business entity; the capital contributed by the owners plus any retained earnings.  *  Owners’ equity is calculated as the difference in value between a business entity’s assets and its liabilities. — aka owner’s equitybook valuenet book value; (in a corporation) shareholders’ equitystockholder’s equity.

book equity:

1. The percentage of a corporation’s book value allocated in a particular class of stock.

  • book value – (1894) The value at which an asset is carried on a balance sheet. — aka carrying value.
  • adjusted book value (1909) The current actual value of an asset or liability as compared to the value when it was first acquired or incurred or when changes were previously updated. > net book value.
  • book-value stock – (1975) Stock offered to executives at a book-value price, rather than at its market value.  *  The stock is offered with the understanding that when its book value has risen, the company will buy back the stock at the increased price or will make payments in stock equal to the increased price. 

market equity:

1. The percentage of the total market value that a particular company’s securities account for, represented by each class of security. [1] [2]


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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]:  Categorized and arranged by Wild Willpower PAC.


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