1. capitalize beyond what the business or the profit-making prospects warrant
  2. overestimate the market value of
    overcapitalize a property
  3. estimate the capital value of (a company) at an unreasonably or unlawfully high level
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How To Use overcapitalize In A Sentence

  • The world's fishing fleets became markedly overcapitalized, meaning that there were more nets and boats than fish to catch. Laurie David: Day 36 of Algalita's Oceanographic Research Vessel Expedition: A Letter From Captain Charles Moore
  • TDC said it is buying back shares along with the share offer because it finds its balance sheet to be " overcapitalized " after it sold Swiss unit Sunrise Communications AG for 3.3 billion Swiss francs $3.3 billion earlier this autumn. NTC Plans Partial Exit From TDC
  • A broad sustained improvement in P&C pricing appears several years away," in part because the industry is overcapitalized, he said. Travelers' Rate Increases Bode Well for Rival Insurers
  • Mr. Miller insists the financials are actually "overcapitalized" today. Legg Mason's Bill Miller On The Prowl Again
  • The only wise thing to have done was to allow the liquidation of hundreds of overcapitalized businesses to occur.
  • The firm's shareholders thought the firm was "overcapitalized," and often asked when the firm would buy back shares. Bear Stearns Execs Blame Outsiders For Firm's Failure
  • In the last few minutes when you have that energy constantly going because we are going back and forth, the energy takes over your fatigue and overcapitalizes," Campbell said. UCLA Stories
  • In the next 10 years we will have overcapitalized banks," he said, adding that one cannot expect to generate wealth with "shrinking banks. UBS: Basel Rules Leave Banks Overcapitalized
  • In the next 10 years, at the end of 2019, we will have overly liquid, overcapitalized banks," said Mr. Grübel, who was addressing a business audience at a conference here. UBS: Basel Rules Leave Banks Overcapitalized
  • Partly because of a quick shift toward stricter cost management starting in 2009, UniCredit is currently " overcapitalized " in some countries, Mr. Ghizzoni said when asked if sustaining and expanding activity in the region would require an overhaul of UniCredit ' s core capital strategies. UniCredit to Open 900 European Branches
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