1. (business) too much capitalization (the sale of more stock than the business warrants)
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How To Use overcapitalization In A Sentence

  • Making the quotas transferable eliminates the problem of overcapitalization and increases efficiency, because the least efficient fishing operations find it more profitable to sell their quotas than to exploit them through continued fishing. Robert Stavins: Using Markets to Make Fisheries Sustainable
  • And yes, overcapitalization is a direct and necessary result of overkill. A bit of happiness to start off everyone's morning:
  • Even if the business is able to pay good dividends on watered stock, the crime of overcapitalization is not lessened, though the harm done is now not to the investor but to the public. Problems of Conduct
  • If the business is very successful, its profits may pay a fair return on all this capital; if not, low dividends or none can be paid until the business slowly catches up with its overcapitalization. Problems of Conduct
  • It is true that real and grave evils have arisen, one of the chief of them being overcapitalization, with its many baleful consequences. Theodore Roosevelt and His Times
  • To confer upon the National Government the power for which I ask would be a check upon overcapitalization and upon the clever gamblers who benefit by overcapitalization. State of the Union Address (1790-2001)
  • The U.S. drilling sector's overcapitalization will limit the industry's upside, and drillers are likely to stay range-bound over the next 12 to 18 months. Little Near-Term Upside For U.S. Drillers
  • Nevertheless grave evils had attended the process: overcapitalization was one; untruthful representations concerning the value of the properties in which business asked the public to invest was another. The United States Since the Civil War
  • I have long opposed overextension into the Export markets, as overcapitalization is rampant, for the numbers of Product Sales to be expected over the long run. Math and Economics, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  • Some critics of Solvency II have previously expressed concerns that insurers might be subjected to "overcapitalization" due to fears of another financial crisis. Insurers Say Proposed EU Rules Are Harmful
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