Definition of capitalization
1a : the act or process of capitalizingb : a sum resulting from a process of capitalizingc : the total liabilities of a business including both ownership capital and borrowed capitald : the total par value or the stated value of no-par issues of authorized stock
2 : the use of a capital letter in writing or printing
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The electric carmaker’s market capitalization is about $56.2 billion versus $55.4 billion for Rosneft.
The market capitalization of Hilton Hotels is nearly $22 billion.
The company has a market capitalization of just under $18 billion (2 trillion yen), according to Nikkei Asia Review.
Due in part to its expanding presence in retail, as well as several other factors, Amazon's stock recently hit $1,000 per share, giving the company a market capitalization of almost $500 billion.
At $1,000 per share, Amazon’s market capitalization is about $478 billion, double that of the world’s biggest traditional retailer, Wal-Mart, and more than 15 times the size of Target.
Among them is Adrian Cheng, executive director of the world's largest jeweler by market capitalization, Chow Tai Fook, and a key force behind the company's new, more modern direction.
Market capitalization establishes the size of each of the stars, and trading volume determines their brightness.
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First Known Use of capitalization
Legal Definition of capitalization
1 : the act or process of capitalizing capitalization of earnings
2 : a sum resulting from a process of capitalizing; especially : paid-in capital at capital inadequate capitalization
3 : total capital liabilities of a business including both equity capital and debt capital Editor's note: Equity capital is considered a liability because the investors may recall some or all of it (as by redeeming stock). Inadequate capitalization of a business is considered by courts in cases dealing with equitable subordination of creditors or piercing the corporate veil.
4 : the total par value or the stated value of no-par issues of authorized capital stock
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