shareholder value

Definition

The value that a shareholder is able to obtain from his/her investment in a company. This is made up of capital gains, dividend payments, proceeds from buyback programs and any other payouts that a firm might make to a shareholder.

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My partner and I spent a long evening looking at the numbers and trying to assess the shareholder value I held, and we were pleased with the result.

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When surveying prospective investments, potential investors must carefully examine earnings projections and growth forecasts to get a good understanding of the Shareholder Value that may be achieved through the investment.

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John was considering moving some of his investments from ABC company to CBA company, but chose against it as he felt the shareholder value of CBA was less due to the lack of dividends.

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