Accretive Acquisition

Accretive Acquisition

An acquisition that increases a publicly-traded company's earnings per share. An accretive acquisition occurs when the price-earnings ratio of the acquiring firm is greater than that of the target firm. This means that the target firm's earnings are likely strong; this is often seen as a good investment. An accretive acquisition usually results in a higher share price for the acquiring company. See also: Dilutive Acquisition.
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We see these sales results as a great example of the positive impact of our accretive acquisition strategy, as well as our growth potential as expand nationwide," commented CFO Scott Mahoney.