Pay-up

Pay-up

The loss of cash resulting from a swap into higher-priced bonds or the need/willingness of a bank or other borrower to pay a higher rate of interest to get funds. Used in the context of general equities. (1) When an investor who wants to buy a stock at a particular price hesitates and the stock begins to rise; instead of letting the stock go, he "pays up" to buy the shares at the higher prevailing price. (2) Buy shares in a high-quality company at what is felt to be a high, but supportable, price due to its quality.

Payup

1. A swap for a security with a higher yield. For example, an investor may swap a bond with a certain face value and coupon for another bond with an equal face value but a higher coupon. One refers to the extra funds the investor yields from the higher coupon as a payup.

2. The additional money an investor needs in order to buy a security with a higher market value. For example, an investor may need payup money if he/she owns a bond, but wishes to buy another bond with a higher coupon rate.
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Over the years while I was executive director of the newsletter association nothing we could do to our conversion series ever changed our pay-up rate on bill-me orders from about 67 percent.
If you sell to Fortune 1000 companies, the eventual pay-up is pretty high.
Not only did the lower price bring in more than twice the total orders and just about twice the net profit ratio, but the percentage of pay-ups was higher.
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Publishers I've spoken with have widely different reports on eventual pay-ups.