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# weighted average number of ordinary shares

Stockholding & Investments

figure used for calculating earnings per share the number of shares of common stock at the beginning of a period, adjusted for shares canceled, bought back, or issued during the period, multiplied by a time-weighting factor. This number is used in the calculation of earnings per share.

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Estimating enterprise value with the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) also takes the share price into account. WACC is the rate at which a company must pay to finance its assets. It is the minimum return that a company needs to earn from its existing asset base in order to satisfy its creditors, owners, and any other of its capital providers, and to keep its stock price constant.

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Definitions of ’weighted average number of ordinary shares’ and meaning of ’weighted average number of ordinary shares’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’weighted average number of ordinary shares’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.