common equity


A measure of equity which only takes into account the common stockholders, and disregards the preferred stockholders. It is equal to shareholders' equity minus preferred equity.

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You need to try and make sure that you have enough of a common equity so that you can get liquidity quickly.

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The common equity was a useful measure to be included in our report which we presented to management in the meeting.

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The financial statements of ABC Corporation are very useful to investors because it gives them information that allows them to easily calculate common equity.

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