Computershare Investor Centre - Australia

Investor Centre - Australia

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This page provides definitions for commonly used financial terms.

By Alphabet

# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Earnings
Income from a company over a specific period
Employee Share Plan (ESP)
Schemes established by Issuers that allow employees to take-up a shareholding in the company
Entitlement
An entitlement to purchase additional securities in a new issue on a specific date (record date)
Equities
Another term for shares and is distinct from fixed interest securities such as bonds and debentures
Equity Capital
Capital raised by a company through issuing shares
Ex Dividend Date
The "cut-off" date for receiving the next dividend
Executive Director
A director who is also employed full time by the company
Executor
A person who administers the estate, but can also be the beneficiary to the will
Exercise
When an option or warrant holder takes up his or her option to buy or sell the security
Exercise Date
The date at which the taker of an option has to settle the amount for buying the underlying security
Exercise Price
The price at which an option or warrant holder can buy or sell the security
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