the act or process of capitalizing.
the authorized or outstanding stocks and bonds of a corporation.
the total investment of the owner or owners in a business enterprise.
the total corporate liability.
the total arrived at after addition of liabilities.
conversion into stocks or bonds.
the act of computing the present value of future periodical payments.
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How to use capitalization in a sentence
It now has a market capitalization of more than $10 billion and is up nearly 1,400 percent year-to-date, according to CoinDesk.Tesla invests $1.5 billion in bitcoin, will start accepting it as payment | Taylor Telford | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Google is first and foremost a business, and as such has a responsibility to its shareholders to continue to defend and grow its market capitalization.
An analysis by All Raise, an advocacy group for female founders, found that of the top 10 tech IPOs of the last decade, 92 percent of the combined market capitalization at debut went to male beneficiaries and investors.Bumble gave women more power in dating. Now the app is giving women power in the boardroom. | Jena McGregor | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
It would create a giant with a market capitalization of more than $350 billion at current valuations, and with more revenue that Saudi Aramco.Exxon and Chevron CEOs reportedly discussed a mega merger last year | Katherine Dunn | February 1, 2021 | Fortune
Before this run, the bets against GameStop exceeded the entire capitalization of GameStop by 50%, which meant that a few funds stood to make more money from the collapse of GameStop than GameStop shareholders could lose.How the GameStop Trading Surge Will Transform Wall Street | Zachary Karabell | January 29, 2021 | Time
On its first day of trading, Alibaba shares were up 38 percent, yielding a market capitalization of $213 billion.
Tesla Motors, for example, which now enjoys a $30 billion market capitalization thanks to bullish investors.
Even with its large market capitalization, Tesla on its own is no match for entrenched political lobbies.Tesla’s Radical Patent Move is a Plot to Take Over the Road | Daniel Gross | June 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It sports an impressive market capitalization of about $166 billion.Amazon Stock May Be Up, but the Company Still Doesn’t Make Any Money | Daniel Gross | October 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Its stock has risen six-fold in the past year, giving it a market capitalization of $22 billion.Tesla’s Rise Forces Other Automakers to Up Their Electric Car Game | Daniel Gross | September 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Minor punctuation and capitalization corrections have been made; the word “eat” appears in the original (versus “ate”).The House That Jack Built and The Magpie | Anonymous
The sin of “over-capitalization” differed in magnitude only, not in kind, from the daily practice of every salesman in every shop.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce | Ambrose Bierce
Unless otherwise noted, spelling, punctuation and capitalization are as in the original.The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman | Laurence Sterne
Transcriber's Note: Inconsistent hyphenation and capitalization have been retained as in the original text.The Slave of Silence | Fred M. White
Archaic and variant spellings, capitalization, and punctuation in quoted passages have been retained.The Early History of the Colonial Post-Office | Mary E. Woolley
British Dictionary definitions for capitalization
the act of capitalizing
the sum so derived
accounting the par value of the total share capital issued by a company, including the loan capital and sometimes reserves
the act of estimating the present value of future payments, earnings, etc
the act of writing or printing in capital letters
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