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The debt and/or equity mix that funds a firm's assets.

Market Capitalization

The total value of all outstanding shares of a publicly-traded company. The market capitalization is calculated by multiplying the shares outstanding by the price per share. Market capitalization is one of the basic measures of a publicly-traded company; it is a way of determining the rough value of a company. Generally speaking, a higher market capitalization indicates a more valuable company. Many exchanges and indices are weighted for market capitalization. It is informally known as market cap. See also: Large cap, Mid cap, Small cap.


The amounts and types of long-term financing used by a firm. Types of financing include common stock, preferred stock, retained earnings, and long-term debt. A firm with capitalization including little or no long-term debt is considered to be financed very conservatively. Also called cap, capital structure, financial structure, total capitalization. See also complex capital structure, large-cap, market capitalization, recapitalization, small-cap.
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Existing shareholders on the register as at 4 June 2010 are entitled to the new Capitalisation Issue Shares and share certificates in respect of the Capitalisation Issue Shares are expected to be posted to shareholders and CREST accounts will be credited on 2 July 2010.
The Company will apply to the UK Listing Authority for the Capitalisation Issue Shares to be admitted to the Official List and to the London Stock Exchange for the Capitalisation Issue Shares to be admitted to trading on its market for listed securities on 2 July 2010.
The capitalisation issue is in addition to the final dividend of 0.
Best expects ZFS'consolidated risk-adjusted capitalisation to remain strong in 2006, factoring higher retained earnings partly offset by lower revaluation reserves due to increased long-term interest rates and by the redemption of preferred securities.
The rating reflects the company's specialised business position, stable capitalisation and return to financial profitability.
Stable capitalisation-- CLICE's excellent risk-adjusted capitalisation will likely remain stable over the next two years.