The debt and/or equity mix that fund a firm's assets. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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capitalization cap‧i‧tal‧i‧za‧tion [ˌkəptlaɪˈzeɪʆn ǁ -əˈzeɪ-] also capitalisation noun [uncountable] FINANCE
1. the total value of a company's shares:

• The company's capitalisation has increased to $81.5 billion.

• There were strong gains in large capitalization shares such as shipbuilding and steel companies.

• The early drop wiped around £800 million off the company's market capitalisation.

2. the total value of all the shares on a stockmarket at a particular time:

• Share prices are so low that the total market capitalization of the Seoul stock exchange last week amounted to only 66,000 billion Won.

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   The total market value of a company's issued share capital. Calculated as the number of shares multiplied by the price of one share.
   ► See also Share, Stock.

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capitalization UK US (UK also capitalisation) /ˌkæpɪtəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/ US  /-ṱəl-/ noun [S or U] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
(also cap, market cap, market capitalization) the total value of a company's shares on a stock market: »

The company's capitalization collapsed by half to $32 billion.

the total value of shares in a stock market or a number of stock markets: »

This year's IPO volume is only 1.9% of the total capitalization of the Nasdaq, New York, and American stock markets.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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