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Realize

To close a position such that one finally sees the profit or loss from an investment. For example, if an investor buys a stock at $5 per share and the price goes to $10, the investor has a paper profit of $5 per share. However, if the investor waits to sell the stock until the price drops to $8, he/she only realizes $3 per share in profit. Investors often wait before realizing substantial profits or losses, as locking in a profit may result in higher taxation, while realizing a loss removes the possibility that the investment can be recovered. See also: Cut losses.
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Realizable pay] is something compensation advisors push not that there are not advantages to the realizable pay metric," he adds.
44] As a result, there will be times when an acceptable offer must significantly exceed the net realizable equity in the taxpayer's own assets and future income.
The Pay Governance study found that over a three-year period, cumulative realizable pay from stock incentives at high performing companies was $19 million - 55 percent higher than at comparable low performing companies.
The current value of property deposited in an individual retirement account [IRA] or Keogh plan account should be considered in the computation of realizable equity.
Under the liquidation basis of accounting, assets are stated at their estimated net realizable value and liabilities are stated at their estimated settlement amounts, which estimates will be periodically reviewed and adjusted as appropriate.
The initial write-down was based on an estimate of the segment's net realizable value.
Loans secured by collateral not readily marketable or susceptible to deterioration in realizable value.
This amount presents development projects at estimated net realizable values after giving effect to the present value discounting of estimated net proceeds there from.
The ultimate amount of the charge could be higher or lower than the amount to be recorded by the Company in the second quarter of 2006, depending primarily on the realizable value of the collateral securing the receivables from this customer and the Company's ability to sublet or otherwise dispose of the leased properties on terms different than currently anticipated.
This amount presents development projects at estimated net realizable value after giving effect to the present value discounting of estimated net proceeds there from.
The Toronto facility will be written down to net realizable value as part of the closing and this will be included in the Company's fourth quarter financial results for 2005.