The part of a company's assets that belongs to the stockholders. It is the amount that would remain if a company sold all its assets and paid off all its liabilities. Listed as stockholders' equity on the statement of financial position and on the statement of stockholders' equity.
Funds provided by the owners of an enterprise for its financing or left within the company as earned profit. The capital providers are entitled to a share of the profit, e.g. in the form of a dividend, in return for making the stockholders' equity available.
Net assets of the company to which stockholders are entitled. Net assets are understood as the difference between assets and debts. In arithmetical terms, net assets correspond to the total capital originally paid in by the stockholders, profits generated over time that have not been paid out as dividends, minus any losses incurred and certain changes in stockholders' equity arising from the valuation of pensions, securities and consolidation.
The portion of the company belonging to shareholders. This is the common stock equity, or the company's total assets after liability, preferred stock, and goodwill or other intangible assets have been deducted.
The total equity ownership of a corporation by its shareholders, consisting of preferred stock, common stock, retained earnings, and capital surplus. It is the difference between a company's total assets and total liabilities. See: Asset; Common Stock; Equity; Liability; Preferred Stock; Retained Earnings; Shareholder's Equity
The value of all stock of a particular company owned by the shareholders of that company. Calculated by subtracting a company's total liabilities from its total assets or a corporation's paid-in capital, donated capital, and retained earnings less its liabilities (also called, Shareholders' Equity, Net Worth, and Owners' Equity).