CAPITAL STRUCTURE Definition

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CAPITAL STRUCTURE refers to the permanent long-term financing of a company. Capital structure normally includes common and preferred stock, long-term debt and retained earnings. It does not include accounts payable or short-term debt.

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INCREMENTAL COST OF CAPITAL is the weighted cost of the additional capital raised in a given period. Weighted cost of capital, also called composite cost of capital, is the weighted average of costs applicable to the issues of debt and classes of equity that compose the firm's capital structure. Also called marginal cost of capital.

FISCAL is belonging to the public treasury; or, pertaining to public finance and financial transactions.

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