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Demat Account

Definition of Demat Account

A Dematerialized or Demat account is used to store shares and ETFs in the electronic format. It is linked to a bank account and is necessary for trading or investing that involves delivery, that is, where the asset is held overnight.

Related Terms

Accrued Expenses

An accrued expense is the cost that is incurred in the current accounting period but is due to be paid in the future.

More simply, an accrued expense is an unpaid bill due in the future for goods or services that have already been received by a company.

Accrued expenses show up as liabilities on a company’s books.

Capital Gain Or Loss

A capital gain is a profit that an investor or trader earns by selling an asset while a capital loss is the money a trader or investor loses after selling an asset. Capital gains are taxed while capital losses can be used to offset gains.

Free Cash Flow

In accounting and earnings reports, free cash flow refers to the amount of money a company has after paying its maintenance expenses, salaries, utility expenses, and other operating expenses as well as capital expenditures.

The formula to calculate free cash flow: Operating Cash Flow − Capital Expenditures

Free cash flow is an important metric, especially for investors because it is a direct indicator of the financial competence of a company. For example, the amount of FCF a company has can decide whether it has enough cash to offer dividends, expand business, buy back shares, etc.

Lead Underwriter

The lead underwriter is a financial institution that is in charge of ensuring that an IPO is successful on the primary market. Companies may also hire lead underwriters to carry out a FPO.

Annual Earnings Change

An Annual Earnings Change is the difference between a company’s earnings from the present and previous fiscal year. The formula for annual earnings change is:

Current Fiscal Year Earnings - Previous Fiscal Year Earnings

Say for example a liquid nitrogen manufacturing company earned Rs. 50 crores in the current fiscal year and Rs. 29 crores in the previous fiscal year. Their annual earnings change will be:
Rs. 50 crores - Rs. 29 crores = Rs. 21 crores.

High Dividend Yield Stocks

High Dividend Yield Stocks are shares of companies that generate above average dividends on top of regular market-based returns. These shares are known to be valued highly because they generate passive income as well as capital gains.



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