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Recapitalization

The act of changing a company's capital structure. For example, a highly leveraged company (one that is largely financed with debt) may repay most of its debt and issue stock so that it is financed with equity. On the other hand, a company may make a self-tender offer and buy back most of its stock while issuing bonds so that it becomes debt-financed. Some companies may believe that recapitalization can be advantageous, but the capital structure irrelevance principle states that a company's capital structure has no bearing on its profitability. Recapitalization is also called an e-type reorganization.

recapitalization

A change a company makes in the long-term financing mix it uses. For example, a firm may borrow long-term funds (that is, it may sell bonds) in order to acquire the money needed to repurchase a block of its outstanding stock. Because recapitalization will often affect the level and the volatility of earnings per share, it is of interest to stockholders. Recapitalization often occurs when a firm attempts to reorganize while in bankruptcy proceedings.
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Fitch estimated that the likely fiscal cost of restructuring and recapitalizing the Spanish banking sector could be as high as 100 billion euros, which is 9 percent of Spanish gross domestic products.
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banks and savings institutions must contribute to paying off the $780 million annual interest payments on $8 billion of Financing Corporation (FICO) bonds that were issued in the late 1980s to bail out the savings and loan industry by recapitalizing the defunct Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation.
It takes us to recapitalizing an aging fighter force.