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Clean Balance Sheet

Somewhat informal; a company with little or no debt. Clean balance sheets are seen as desirable for many investors as they represent little risk. However, maintaining a clean balance sheet is not always possible, particularly if a company's revenues are highly seasonal.

clean balance sheet

A balance sheet with only a small amount of debt in relation to assets.
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While the numbers are certainly significant, the parties agreed that it is in the best interests of all concerned that we make these adjustments at this time so that both Brandevor and MicroStar can move forward with clean balance sheets," stated Wilson.
TOPIC: While the credit crisis has caused some financial institutions to go under, some new banks in Georgia who have recently opened for business cited the advantage of clean balance sheets over their more established competitors, according to an article by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Given this, the larger players in the industry maintain clean balance sheets and a broad product portfolio.
They're well-managed, have clean balance sheets, and sell inexpensive goods that will remain popular in a down economy.
Most service providers have clean balance sheets, so they are entering the global crisis on solid financial ground.
Quasi reorganizations, as currently allowed, satisfy pragmatic considerations: Dividend distributions are facilitated when negative retained earnings vanish, new stock or debt is easier to issue and subsidiaries with clean balance sheets are more readily sold.
A world without give or take and where clean balance sheets are more important within a hospital than clean bed sheets.
And the debt-to-capital ratio is factored in, to recognize clean balance sheets.
Banks must have clean balance sheets and enough capital, before the private sector will find it 'convenient' to invest, he told CNBC.
Third, Turkish banks have clean balance sheets and ample liquidity.
EM carry trades are supported by global central banks, growth differentials, the fading risk of a hard landing in China, clean balance sheets and positioning," Barclays Capital said in a note.