NOMINAL VALUE is the par, or face, value of something e.g. a share issue.
SHARE APPLICATION MONEY is that money received by a company during an IPO. Payments received for a subscription of stock is normally received over the IPO life. For example: Widgets Limited has been registered with an authorized capital of $2,00,000 divided into 2,000 shares of $100 each of which, 1,000 shares were offered for public subscription at a premium of $5 per share, payable as:
For a total of $105/share
The amounts received would be carried as a current liability until such time as the stock is issued, then it would be considered as part of equity.
RETURN ON RATE BASE is the ratio of net operating income earned by a utility, calculated as a percentage of its rate base.
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