Definition of Overcapitalization

1. Noun. (business) too much capitalization (the sale of more stock than the business warrants).

Exact synonyms: Overcapitalisation
Generic synonyms: Capitalisation, Capitalization
Category relationships: Business, Business Enterprise, Commercial Enterprise
Derivative terms: Overcapitalise, Overcapitalize



Definition of Overcapitalization

1. Noun. the state of being overcapitalized ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Overcapitalization

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1. Railroad Finance by Frederick Albert Cleveland, Fred Wilbur Powell (1912)
"Proceeding from well chosen premises, some writers have convinced themselves that such a condition as overcapitalization is impossible. ..."

2. Financing an Enterprise by Hugh Ronald Conyngton (1921)
"Causes of overcapitalization Just what constitutes overcapitalization is too ... overcapitalization of ordinary business enterprises usually results from ..."

3. Principles of Economics by Frank William Taussig (1921)
"overcapitalization and its consequences, 409 — Sec. 3. Stock speculation, stimulated by overcapitalization, has facilitated acquisition of control by the ..."

4. Political Economy: Designed for Use in Catholic Colleges, High Schools and by Edmund J. Burke (1913)
"overcapitalization may be resorted to, with the result that prices will be raised ... overcapitalization exists when the capital is arbitrarily raised to a ..."

5. The Financing of Public Service Corporations by Milton Berge Ignatius (1918)
"The Commission in this case is not seeking justification for withholding consent to the issue of additional securities on the ground that overcapitalization ..."

6. Municipal Franchises: A Description of the Terms and Conditions Upon which by Delos Franklin Wilcox (1910)
"overcapitalization.— Of all the policies followed ... there is none that has been more generally condemned than the policy of overcapitalization. ..."

7. Bossism and Monopoly by Thomas Carl Spelling (1905)
"overcapitalization is the swelling of railroad and other corporate indebtedness by the issue of stock and sale of bonds to represent exaggerated or ..."

8. The Elements of Railroad Engineering by William Galt Raymond (1917)
"Bad management in financiering, such as unduly increasing the bonded indebtedness, or overcapitalization. This is sometimes done with dishonest intent, ..."

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