control value(redirected from Control Values)
The number of shares outstanding in a company that is sufficient to be able to control the company. In a publicly-traded company, the control value may be 50% + 1 for ordinary decisions, or a supermajority of shares for more important decisions. If one person or company owns a control value, such shares command a higher price than other shares because each share represents a level of oversight in the company that non-control shares do not possess.
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The value of shares in a firm when the number of shares available is sufficient to control the firm. If one person or a group owns 60% of a firm's outstanding stock, the shares in the controlling 60% are worth more on a per-share basis than the remaining 40% of outstanding shares.
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