Book value per share

Definition:

The ratio of stockholder equity to the average number of common shares. Book value per share should not be thought of as an indicator of economic worth, since it reflects accounting valuation (and not necessarily market valuation).

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Annual meeting

Meeting of stockholders held once a year at which the managers of a company report to the stockholders on the year's results.

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