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- Rating, rating agencies »
- evaluation, by a specialized agency (rating agency), of a company’s capacity to pay its current debts and those it is likely to have.
- Registered capital »
- amounts brought in cash or property by the associates or shareholders of a company, added to profits, earned surplus, capital surplus and transfer premiums incorporated to the capital.
- Regulated market »
- market controlled by an institution who makes its rules and manages the transactions that take place between buyers and sellers.
- Revalued Net Book Value »
- figure of the Net Book Value (assets on the Balance Sheet minus debts) taking into account unrealized capital gains, so as to give a truer image of the company’s value: Net Book Value only counts the historical value of assets, i.e. what they initially cost, whereas their real worth may change a great deal through time.
- Risk premium »
- extra profitability expected from shares compared with the profitability of a risk-free investment. The determination of this premium enables a shareholder to decide whether he should rather invest in shares or in bonds. The risk premium on a given share depends on the expected profit growth rate of the issuer and on interest rates.
- Road show »
- series of presentations in France and abroad made by the top management of a company to present its business and results to financial analysts and institutional investors.
- ROE (Return On Equity) »
- ratio of Net income over equity to measure this equity’s profitability. A 25.3% ROE (Société Générale group’s ROE in 2005) means that when 100’s worth of equity is allocated to a business, this business will make a profit of 25.3.