undercapitalized

undercapitalized
A business has insufficient capital to carry out its normal functions. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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undercapitalized un‧der‧cap‧i‧tal‧ized [ˌʌndəˈkæptl-aɪzd ǁ -ər-] also undercapitalised adjective
FINANCE if a company is undercapitalized, it has less capital than it needs in order to operate effectively and grow:

• If you set up a store and you're undercapitalized, you're going to go bust (= bankrupt ) .

— undercapitalization also undercapitalisation noun [uncountable] :

• The business is suffering from undercapitalization.

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   Term used when a business is not supplied with enough funds by its owners to support its activities and provide for any needed expansion.

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undercapitalized UK US (UK also undercapitalised) /ˌʌndəˈkæpɪtəlaɪzd/ adjective FINANCE
if a business is undercapitalized, it has less money than it needs in order to work effectively or to grow: »

As with all small businesses, we are undercapitalized.

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Many business travelers have long endured poor service, often from undercapitalized state carriers.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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