Average Shareholders' Equity

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Average Shareholders' Equity

The net asset value of a company at the beginning of an accounting period added to the value at the end of the period, divided by two. This is used as an alternate way to calculate a company's return on equity.
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At the end of the second quarter 2012, return on average shareholder equity stood at 8.
17 for the quarter and represented a return of average shareholder equity of 9.
The bank also reported that its return on average shareholder equity and on average assets amounted to 24.
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