gearing

Gearing` describes the level of company debts, expressed as a percentage of its equity capital. So a company with a gearing ratio of 60% has levels of borrowing which are 60% of its equity capital. The significance of the gearing ratio is that it shows at a glance how much a company is borrowing and allow you to measure that against your own risk criteria. For investment trusts, borrowings can boost the return on capital and income via the ability to make additional investments. Also known as leverage, particularly in the US. 2. Instead of buying ordinary shares in a company you can buy derivatives, such as warrants, and contracts for difference. Any movement in the ordinary share price will be exaggerated by the derivative. The degree of this increased exposure is called gearing....

gearing

[n] - wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed
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Gearing

• (n.) Harness. • (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gear • (n.) The parts by which motion imparted to one portion of an engine or machine is transmitted to another, considered collectively; as, the valve gearing of locomotive engine; belt gearing; esp., a train of wheels for transmitting and varying motion in machinery.Gearing: words in the defin...
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gearing

gear 2 geartrain noun wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed; `the fool got his tie caught in the geartrain`
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Gearing

Gear'ing noun 1. Harness. 2. (Machinery) The parts by which motion imparted to one portion of an engine or machine is transmitted to another, considered collectively; as, the valve gearing of locomotive engine; belt gearing ; esp., a train of wheels for transmittin...
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gearing

1. Harness. ... 2. <machinery> The parts by which motion imparted to one portion of an engine or machine is transmitted to another, considered collectively; as, the valve gearing of locomotive engine; belt gearing; especially, a train of wheels for transmitting and varying motion in machinery. Frictional gearing. See Frictional. Gearing chain...
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Gearing

A company's debts expressed as a percentage of its equity capital. High gearing means debts are high in relation to equity capital.
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Gearing

A company's debts expressed as a percentage of its equity capital.
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Gearing

A measure of indebtedness, i.e. the extent of borrowing as against the equity held by a person or company in an asset. The ability to increase exposure by investing in futures contracts without making the underlying cash available. See also Leverage.
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Gearing

a. From an accounting point of view, the amount of a company's total borrowings divided by its share capital. High gearing means a proportionately large amount of debt that may be considered to be more risky. b. In investment analysis, a highly-geared company is one where small changes in underlying conditions produce big swings in profits. Gearing...
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Gearing

Accounting ratio of money borrowed compared with unencumbered capital. A company is said to be highly geared if a high proportion of their working capital is borrowed rather than invested.
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Gearing

An economic technique used to account for inflation by comparing the current-dollar gross domestic p
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Gearing

Companies are financed by a combination of debt and shareholders equity. A gearing ratio will tell how much a company has borrowed in relation to the amount of shareholders funds in the business.
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Gearing

Destroyer DD class ship [US]
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Gearing

Financial leverage.
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Gearing

Financial leverage.
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Gearing

gearing = debt / equity or gearing = debt / debt + equity Businesses will analyse their weighted average cost of capital to determine what is the optimum ratio of debt and equity. However shareholders will prefer the percentage of equity to be considerably greater than the percentage of debt. This is because any increase in profits will then be att...
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Gearing

Gearing is a feature of leveraged instruments such as covered warrants, options and futures. In an option, by investing a small amount called the option premium, investors can multiply their gains since returns are magnified.
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Gearing

Gearing is an investment term for borrowing. Borrowing is permitted to buy further investments. If assets rise in value, gearing magnifies the return to ordinary shareholders. Correspondingly, if the share price falls, gearing magnifies the fall.
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Gearing

In machiney, gearing is the parts collectively by which motion communicated to one portion of a machine is transmitted to another, generally a train of toothed wheels. There are two chief sorts of wheel gearing: spur-gearing and bevelled gearing. In the former the teeth are arranged round either the concave or convex surface of a cylindrical wheel ...
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Gearing

Is a measure of exposure. It relates the number of warrants that can be purchased for the same price of the stock. For example, if the stock is trading at 150 and the warrants are trading at 30, then the gearing is 5.00 or 5-to-1.
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Gearing

Is a measure of exposure. It relates the number of warrants that can be purchased for the same price of the stock. For example, if the stock is trading at 150 and the warrants are trading at 30, then the gearing is 5.00 or 5-to-1.
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Gearing

is the Group`s net debt as a percentage of net assets.
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gearing

Measure of the degree to which a business is funded bydebt rather than shareholders' equity. The US expression for the samething is leverage. A highly geared company carries a lot of debt.
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gearing

Measure of the extent to which a company is funded by borrowings rather than shareholders` equity. A highly geared company carries a lot of debt. Known in the US as leverage
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