conversion parity

Conversion parity

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Market Conversion Price

The price one effectively pays for common stock when one exercises the conversion option of a convertible security. One calculates the market conversion price by dividing the price one paid for the convertible security by the conversion ratio, which is the number of shares of common stock one receives by exercising the conversion option. In order for the exercise of the option to be worthwhile, the market conversion price must be lower than the market price of common stock. It is also called the conversion parity price and the conversion value.
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conversion parity

The condition of a convertible security when it sells at a price equal to the value of the underlying asset into which it may be exchanged.
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