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Debt-to-equity Ratio total liabilities divided by total shareholders' equity. This shows to what extent owners' equity can cushion creditors' claims in the event of liquidation
— Dictionary of Business and Economics Terms by Barron's Business Guides

Debt-to-equity Ratio

  1. total liabilities divided by total shareholders' equity. This shows to what extent owners' equity can cushion creditors' claims in the event of liquidation
  2. total long-term debt divided by total shareholders' equity. This is a measure of leverage, the use of borrowed money to enhance the return on owners' equity
  3. long-term debt and preferred stock divided by common stock equity. This relates securities with fixed charges to those without fixed charges.
Abatement - a reduction in amount or intensity. Usually applies to decrease in taxes or rent
— Dictionary of Real Estate Terms (Barron's)

Abatement - a reduction in amount or intensity. Usually applies to decrease in taxes or rent.

Example: a manufacturing plant may install equipment for pollution abatement.

Eample: tenants may ask for an abatement in rent over a period when their use of the property has been interrupted or inhibited by actions of the landlord, such as renovation of the structure.

Example: the city of Hicksville offered ABC Industries an abatement of property taxes for 10 years if the firm would relocate its plant to Hicksville.

 

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