owners' equity



The capital employed in a company, computed by deducting the book value of the liabilities from the book value of the assets. Also called net assets, net worth, shareholders' equity, or shareholders' funds.

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  • Knowing what the owners' equity on a company you may want to purchase is will let you know what offer to make them.

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  • Company president Tom Simon's investment in the company was substantial and shareholders begin to wonder why the owners' equity was so elevated in this particular deal.

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  • The owners' equity was increasing consistently and this was an indication of likely future success so we were quite pleased.

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