authorized share capital

authorized share capital
authorized share capital UK US noun [U] (also authorized capital, also UK authorised capital, also authorized shares, also authorized stock) FINANCE
the largest number of shares that a company can offer for sale at a particular time: »

Shareholders approved an increase of 32.6% in the bank's authorized share capital.

See also NOMINAL CAPITAL(Cf. ↑nominal capital), REGISTERED CAPITAL(Cf. ↑registered capital)
Compare CAPITAL STOCK(Cf. ↑capital stock), ISSUED CAPITAL(Cf. ↑issued capital), NOMINAL CAPITAL(Cf. ↑nominal capital), SHARE CAPITAL(Cf. ↑share capital), UNCALLED CAPITAL(Cf. ↑uncalled capital)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • nominal share capital — UK US noun [U] (also nominal capital) ► FINANCE AUTHORIZED SHARE CAPITAL(Cf. ↑authorized share capital) …   Financial and business terms

  • unissued share capital — The excess of the authorized share capital over the issued share capital, i.e. that part of the authorized share capital that has not yet been issued …   Accounting dictionary

  • issued share capital — subscribed share capital The amount of the authorized share capital of a company for which shareholders have subscribed. See also: called up share capital, paid up share capital …   Accounting dictionary

  • issued share capital — subscribed share capital The amount of the authorized share capital of a company for which shareholders have subscribed. See also called up share capital; paid up share capital …   Big dictionary of business and management

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