The shares of a company that have been allotted to shareholders. Compare Authorised Capital. Contrast Issued Capital.
Refers to the authorized shares of a corporation that have actually been issued to one or more shareholders. Each share certificate is completed to specify the number of shares being issued and the name of the shareholder to whom the shares are being issued.
Issued shares refers to the number of shares that are currently owned by investors. This includes restricted shares (shares owned by the company's officers and insiders) and shares held by the public. Shares that the company has repurchased are not considered outstanding stock. This number is more important than the authorized shares or float because it is used in the calculation of many metrics including market capitalization and earnings per share (EPS). These shares are also known as "outstanding shares" or "issued and outstanding".
Shares a corporation has actually issued and not cancelled.
The number of shares of a company outstanding.
Shares in the form of a certificate.
The actual number of shares issued to shareholders--they represent the actual ownership of the company. By way of example, if a company has 1,000,000 shares authorized, but has only issued 1,000 shares to its founder, that founder owns 100% of the company. Thus, the issued shares determine ownership. Whether 1 share, 100 shares or 1,000,000 shares are issued, they all represent 100% of the company.
The shares that have been paid for and for which the certificates have been issued – shares which have been actually allotted by the company and in respect of which the allottees have been entered in the company's register of members.
Those common and preferred shares that a Corporation chooses to issue to its existing or potential shareholders.
Shares a corporation has actually issued and not canceled.
The portion of the authorized shares that have been issued and are currently outstanding by a corporation. Does not include redeemed or treasury shares or shares that have been cancelled.
The amount of common shares that a corporation has sold (issued).
The number of securities of a company outstanding. This may be equal to or less than the number of shares a company is authorized to issue.
Those shares of a company's authorized shares that have been issued.
Issued shares is a term of law and finance for the quantity of stock shares of a corporation which have been sold or awarded and are subsequently held by the shareholders. These may also be called "issued stock" or outstanding stock. The number of issued shares usually a subset of the total authorized shares which the board of directors and/or shareholders have agreed to distribute under certain circumstances.