the process of appraising the worth of property according to some recognised criteria. Glossary of Business Terms
Determination of the value of a company's stock based on earnings and the market value of assets. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
To determine the value of an asset or company. Financial Services Glossary

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valuation val‧u‧a‧tion [ˌvæljuˈeɪʆn] noun [countable, uncountable]
a judgement about how much money something is worth:

• There have been some rather unrealistic valuations put on businesses recently.

• disagreements over the valuation of the bank's shares

• property valuation

ˈinventory valuˌation ACCOUNTING
the amount of stock that a company has compared with the amount of goods that they have sold in a particular period of time:

• Details of the inventory valuation method used by a company are generally available in the the company' s financial statements.

ˈstock valuˌation
FINANCE a judgement about the total value of a company's shares at a particular time:

• A company may choose to perform its own internal stock valuation.

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valuation UK US /ˌvæljuˈeɪʃən/ noun [C or U]
FINANCE, INSURANCE the act of deciding how much money something is worth, or the amount decided: »

Insurers usually require a valuation.


An independent valuation of the estimated purchase price of the house will be carried out.


Its market valuation ran up to more than $1 trillion.

a high/low valuation »

We took advantage of lower valuations and invested in a number of securities.

the act of deciding how helpful or important someone or something is: a high/low valuation »

Rangers have a very high valuation of him.

See also INVENTORY VALUATION(Cf. ↑inventory valuation), STOCK VALUATION(Cf. ↑stock valuation)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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