COST OF EQUITY Definition

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COST OF EQUITY (COE) is the minimum rate of return a firm must offer owners to compensate for waiting for their returns, and for bearing risk. It is calculated: COE = Dividends per Share (for next year) / Current Market Value of Stock + Growth Rate of Dividends.

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OTHER EXPENSES/(INCOME) includes: miscellaneous other income and expenses (net), such as interest expense, miscellaneous expenses not included in general and administrative expenses, netted against recoveries, interest income, dividends received and miscellaneous income.

STATISTICAL is making inferences in uncertain situations using applied mathematics. Measurements from a small group (the sample) are used to infer the behavior of a larger group, the population. Probability theory determines how well the sample represents the population.

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