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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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Several E&Ps emerged from restructurings in 2016 and 2017, with clean balance sheets and improved credit profiles.
Only sound and healthy banks with clean balance sheets can reliably finance economic growth.
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.
And US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner this week announced his plans to buy up banks' toxic assets in order to clean balance sheets and get money flowing back to the economy.
Fine Gael urged the Government to set up "good banks" with clean balance sheets within each bank.
Let banks get smaller, let some go away, let banks consolidate and let new banks to be created with clean balance sheets and current forward looking underwriting information.
Western firms often make deals with local companies that are still controlled by local governments and run as patronage operations, which makes it difficult to sell assets, reduce bloated staff and even produce clean balance sheets.
A world without give or take and where clean balance sheets are more important within a hospital than clean bed sheets.
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.