stand-alone company

Stand-Alone Company

A company that is not a subsidiary of another company. A subsidiary is sometimes spun off and becomes a stand-alone company because it may have higher profit potential as an independent entity.

stand-alone company

An independent operating firm. For example, a large diversified firm may consider spinning off a subsidiary because, as a stand-alone company, the subsidiary would command a higher price-earnings ratio than the parent.
References in periodicals archive ?
Earlier this year, Siemens reported that it would be running the unit as a stand-alone company under the Siemens umbrella, to expand its leeway for action and provide a sharper, business-specific focus.
The latest surfaced yesterday when Eurostat revealed even if every household pays the charge, it will still remain a burden on the State books rather than a stand-alone company.
With his extensive background in the oilfield services industry, Karl is a perfect fit as we become a stand-alone company.
WORD coming out of Turin is that Alfa Romeo will shortly be turned into their own stand-alone company.
Upon completion of the transaction, X-Rite, headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, will operate as a stand-alone company within Danaher's Product Identification group, which is a part of their Industrial Technology Segment.
Currently, Nexeo Solutions will operate as a stand-alone company which is exclusively in the business of connecting customers and suppliers of chemicals, plastics, composites and environmental services.
MRI will operate as a stand-alone company and will continue to be based in Cleveland.
Netsize will continue to operate as a stand-alone company within the Gemalto Group.
Created as a stand-alone company after being spun out of Monsanto in 1991, the company has principally been in the feed ingredients business for poultry.
Upon closing, Best will continue to operate as a stand-alone company and will be headquartered in Menlo, Georgia, as a division of Showa Glove.
s disclosure statement now lets the carrier begin soliciting votes for its plan to emerge this spring as a stand-alone company worth more than $9.
Delta Air Lines said on Friday it narrowed its loss in November to USD$49 million, keeping it on track to exit bankruptcy as a stand-alone company in the spring.