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The value of a security or asset as entered in a company's books.Often contrasted with market value
- ‘As in previous research, firm size is measured as the book value of a firm's total assets.’
- ‘In response, the Respondents' solicitor indicated a buy-out on a book value of assets approach.’
- ‘By comparing the company's market value to its book value, investors can in part determine whether a stock is under or over-priced.’
- ‘This market value estimate replaces the book value of the building.’
- ‘Enterprise value is determined by subtracting the book value of the company from its market capitalization.’
- ‘It then would sell stock to new investors for one-third off the book value of its current owners' stakes, diluting their interests.’
- ‘It trades at a 40% discount to its book value, yet has prospects good enough to warrant a climb in its share price.’
- ‘The centre has a book value of £150 million and an annual rent roll of £8 million.’
- ‘The bank expects to write off massive amounts of money as bad debt from its loan book value and shrink its asset base after correct recalculation of the loans.’
- ‘The company - worth a net book value of €129 million in last year's accounts - is too small for a stock market flotation.’
- ‘This number is defined as the difference between the book value of assets and the book value of liabilities.’
- ‘His proposed 30 cent per share bid would amount to only 40 per cent of the book value per share.’
- ‘They showed that any company's worth depends on its earning power rather than its book value.’
- ‘Many trade below their book value and are potentially worth more broken up than whole.’
- ‘It will take on a portfolio of 700 troubled loans to companies with a total book value of $519 million.’
- ‘Significantly, the company's share price is at one half of the book value of its assets.’
- ‘By contrast, the large companies in the Dow Jones industrial average are trading at 3.44 times their book value.’
- ‘The actual value may be higher or lower depending on how accurately the book value represents the field value.’
- ‘Or a fixed formula can be used - for example, the book value or fair market value of the shares.’
- ‘Its stock market value is €10 billion - nearly double the tangible book value.’
book value/ˈbo͝ok ˌvalyo͞o/
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