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RETURN ON STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY is a measure of how profitably the company is utilizing shareholders funds. It is calculated: profit after tax + total stockholders equity. Also called RETURN ON NET WORTH.

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SUBORDINATED DEBENTURE, in securities, is a debt issue whose claim on assets is subordinated to that of general creditors in the event of a liquidation, as stated in the bond indenture.

WAGE is actual remuneration paid to an employee for services rendered. Minimum wages, in the U.S.A., are established by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

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