Accretive

Accretive
   A company is described as being accretive if it achieves growth through internal expansion or acquisition.

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accretive UK US /əˈkriːtɪv/ adjective FORMAL
making the amount, level, or value of something gradually increase: accretive to sth »

It expects the acquisition to be accretive to earnings in the first year.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • accretive — ac*cre tive, a. Relating to accretion; increasing, or adding to, by growth. Glanvill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Accretive Acquisition — An acquisition that will increase the acquiring company s earnings per share (EPS). These acquisitions tend to be favorable for the company s market price because the price paid by the acquiring firm is lower than the boost the new… …   Investment dictionary

  • accretive — adjective see accretion …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • accretive — See accretionary. * * * …   Universalium

  • accretive — adjective /əˈkriːtɪv/ Relating to accretion; increasing, or adding to, by growth Glanvill …   Wiktionary

  • accretive — adj. increased through slow accumulation, increased by joining together, grown together …   English contemporary dictionary

  • accretive — ac·cre·tive …   English syllables

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