PROPRIETARY Definition

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PROPRIETARY is an account, item, or information belonging to a company or individual. See PROPRIETARY ASSET.

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VALUE PROPOSITION is the unique mix of product, price, service, relationship and image that a provider offers its customers. It determines the market segments to be targeted and how the organization will differentiate itself in those segments, relative to its competition.

DIVIDENDS PER SHARE (DPS) ratio is very similar to the EPS: EPS shows what shareholders earned by way of profit for a period whereas DPS shows how much the shareholders were actually paid by way of dividends. The formula: Dividends per share = Dividends paid to equity shareholders / Average number of issued equity shares.

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