financial gearing

financial gearing

Accounting dictionary. 2014.

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  • financial gearing — See gearing. For a company, financial gearing is measured either by its gearing ratio or by interest cover. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary …   Financial and business terms

  • financial gearing — See gearing; debt equity ratio …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • gearing — the ratio between the business s debt and equity finance. Glossary of Business Terms financial leverage. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary Also known as leverage. Gearing describes the situation when an asset is controlled for a relatively low… …   Financial and business terms

  • gearing — capital gearing; = equity gearing; = financial gearing; = leverage The relationship between the funds provided to a company by ordinary share holders and the long term funds with a fixed interest charge, such as debentures and preference shares.… …   Accounting dictionary

  • gearing — capital gearing; equity gearing; financial gearing; leverage The relative size of the funds provided to a company by its ordinary shareholders and the long term funds with a fixed interest charge, such as debentures and preference shares A… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • Gearing — Financial leverage. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * gearing gear‧ing [ˈgɪərɪŋ ǁ ˈgɪr ] also ˌcapital ˈgearing noun [uncountable] FINANCE the amount of borrowing that a company has in relation to its share capital. If the company makes …   Financial and business terms

  • Gearing Ratio — A general term describing a financial ratio that compares some form of owner s equity (or capital) to borrowed funds. Gearing is a measure of financial leverage, demonstrating the degree to which a firm s activities are funded by owner s funds… …   Investment dictionary

  • gearing ratio — An accounting ratio which measures the level of debt finance a company has raised relative to its level of shareholders funds, also known as the debt to equity ratio. It is usually defined as debt divided by shareholders funds, expressed as a… …   Financial and business terms

  • financial distress — The situation in which the activity of a business is influenced by the possibility of impending insolvency. The costs of distress can be divided into those related to bankruptcy and those incurred without bankruptcy. The costs of bankruptcy are… …   Accounting dictionary

  • financial distress — The situation in which the activity of a business is influenced by the possibility of impending insolvency. The costs of distress can be divided into those related to bankruptcy and those incurred without bankruptcy. The costs of bankruptcy are… …   Big dictionary of business and management

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