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If the founders and investors all own SAFE notes, how bad is that for common stock option holders?

I'm interested in joining a startup from San Francisco for a modest pay in exchange for 0.75% of equity (stock options). There has been one round valuing the company at $22 million. The serial ...
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How company total asset increased while net revenue and EPS is negative

How company total asset increased while net revenue and EPS is negative? I looked at one company, and its yearly total asset is increasing year by year. However, its net revenue and EPS still negative....
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Doubt Regarding Equity Beta and Asset Beta

I know regarding levered beta (equity beta) and how to convert into unlevered beta (asset beta). But recently my finance professor in one of his slides showed the below formula : asset beta = (D/D+E)*...
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Why do startups prefer Stock Options over Stock Grants?

Why do startup companies and large companies alike seem to always prefer to offer their employees stock options, rather than stock grants? Stock grants seem like a way better deal for employees. Let ...
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How to structure equity buyout?

Years ago, I helped out a friend on his startup as a software engineer. Spent ~500-600 hours on it, was compensated a little under half my hourly rate + 4.5% equity in the company, because the company ...
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How to get UK company share certificates when an entrepreneur does not comply?

In January 2020, I made an investment of £7,500 being promised that I would receive the respective share certificates related to UK company. After that, the pandemic became the excuse but the ...
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In the context of corporate profits, what does “back-half” mean?

Today, the following was reported: Clorox shares are trading lower after the company reported Q2 results. While the company beat estimates, it said it expects back-half sales to be about flat. What ...
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How do I calculate the equity I have in my home when overpaying on mortgage?

I am aware that when paying off a repayment mortgage the proportion of monthly payments going towards the interest is higher towards the start and eventually the proportion lowers towards the end of ...
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Assets != Equity + Liabilities

could anyone explain to me, in this balance sheet, which items are assets, which items are liability, and which items are equity? Are funding debt and Notes issued liability? Is redeemable convertible ...
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How equity works - is there a difference between rescaling equity and fixed-equity?

after a colleague of mine left the company, I'd like to provide him/er with an equity for the work done. I'd like this equity to be dynamic, meaning that whenever a new member or investor enters, his/...
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To the employer, is equity more or less expensive than payroll?

I work for a company that compensates employees with low base salary and a bit higher than average equity. My question is, how much more expensive is paying an employee equity vs standard salary? How ...
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Equity Crowdfunding payoff

I have invested in several companies so far through equity crowdfunding rules (on sites like seedinvest and wefunder), but I'm still not totally clear on how future equity might be allocated. Does ...
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What to ask for to determine percent of startup I have shares in?

I work at a pre-launch tech startup and we agreed that I'd receive 2% equity. When I signed paperwork for the shares, there was nothing indicating what % I signed at, just the number of shares. I ...
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Why would a company prevent their employees from selling their pre-IPO equity?

I have heard and read that some non-publicly traded companies prevent their employees from selling their pre-IPO equity. Why would they have such a policy? For example, from How to Sell Private ...
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How to reinvest my gains in the equity?

My equity portfolio has been gaining a bit of traction because the economy is recovering. I am a noob investor and It has only been a few months since I first started. The rule of thumb for most ...
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What does equity mean for me in practical terms in a job offer?

I am looking at a job offer and they are offering me the following equity package: Equity: 14,000 stock options Equity Breakdown: All equity goes on a 4 year vesting schedule, with a 1 year cliff. ...
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Why would voting Class A Google stock (GOOGL) be selling for less than non-voting Class C stock (GOOG)?

Currently (2020 October 30), Class A Google stock (GOOGL), which has voting rights, is selling for less than its non-voting Class C stock (GOOG). This seems backwards. Why would this ever be the case?
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Were the shareholders of ZTNO (Zoom Technologies Inc.) just hustled?

According to most financial sites, shares of Zoom Technologies Inc. (ZTNO) just suddenly went to zero. Before anyone panics, I'm not referring to Zoom Video Communications Inc. (ZM), the maker of the ...
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Making equity investment of personal money to LLC

NY state here. I have a very small single member, member managed (I'm the member) LLC that has elected to be taxed as an S-corporation (this might be important). The LLC is running a little light on ...
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liquidation preference and other loop holes when joining startups who offer equity

There are lots of startups that want to provide equity in exchange for labor rather than a salary or a combination of both. Reading online it seems there are a ton of loopholes where I may not get ...
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Difference between Stockholders' Equity and Stockholders' Equity-Parent?

What's the difference between "Stockholders' Equity" and "Stockholders' Equity - Parent"? Which should I use in calculating the return on equity?
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NASDAQ Equity Option settlement

Suppose in NASDAQ i sell APPL equity put option of week and that option became ITM then would this option will settle in cash or physical delivery of stock?
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Why do startups dilute their equity?

I am trying to understand why, when a startup raises funds, it dilutes its equity by issuing more shares, rather than just issuing a portion of the existing shares. For example, let's say a startup ...
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How does a stock trade at an exchange that isn’t where it is listed? [duplicate]

For example, AAPL is listed on NASDAQ but I see that NYSE has some trading volume for that symbol. Does NYSE just act as the matching engine, fill the orders, and then report the trades to the listing ...
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Should I buy a nicer house in a worse area for less than I budgeted?

I am a single male in my mid twenties, based in the UK and looking to buy my first home. I see this home as a 'stepping stone' home and intend to live in it for 5-15 years until I get a partner and ...
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Seeking Equity Split Advice between four co-founders, two of them who have invested money and two who haven't

Founder A,B,C,D are equally responsible for the execution and the idea. At the pre-development stage, Founder A invests $12,500 and Founder B invests $7,500, whereas Founder C and D aren't investing ...
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Startup Expirable Equity

I own a startup that is user-based. We are close to finishing the building of the prototype so therefore it has no users, no revenues, nor any investment. I have 4 unpaid co-op students working full-...
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NPS Tier-1 Account

If the present fund value is less than the total invested amount in NPS-Tier 1 account and we change the scheme preference(I mean change the % allocation in Scheme E,G,C) then do we have to book ...
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Diluting Shares vs Reserving Shares

I often read about a startup company diluting its shares, in order to provide additional shares for an investor during an investment round. This means that the ownership % for the co-founders is ...
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How to find total equity from balance sheet of a company?

I was looking for balance sheet of a company to know about it's total assets, liabilities and equity price. I tried apply basic formula to get equity, which is 'Assets = Liabilities + Equity'. But, ...
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Mutual Funds Investment advice needed for beginner

I am planning to start investing in mutual funds now. I am a beginner and young(28). I plan on doing investments as a lump sum and SIP. I plan to invest 5 lakhs via lump sum now and SIP of 20k per ...
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What category is the following: Naked call or covered write

I would like to do the following: Just before market close on a Monday, buy 100 shares of X and simultaneously sell 1 X call option deep ITM. I have sufficient funds in my account to buy 100 shares ...
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How does equity work if you use equity to for a down payment on a second house?

If home equity is used as a down payment on a second home, how much initial equity does the second home have? is it equal to the equity-down-payment as in a cash down payment for a home? Say you have ...
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How to calculate the share price after stock dilution, when the company is being taken over?

Currently, YES BANK might be taken over by SBI, and RBI has announced that SBI will get 49% equity at no less than 10 rs per share. YES BANK shares are currently trading at 16.60. There are currently ...
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Do “normal” shares in large companies pay equity, as well as profit?

If I buy shares in a big company like Intel or Microsoft I (can) receive a dividend. So these shares (can) pay "profit". However, if the company is bought, do i also receive a split of the "equity"/...
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Why does private equity have a higher fee structure than public markets?

I'm trying to understand why private equity tends to have higher fee structures than public markets. My hunch is that it takes more skill/risk to manage illiquid assets. I'd also imagine more due ...
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Equity cannot be redeemed at the option of the holder

I was going through Tier 1 Capital on Investopedia. I came across this note a couple of times in the article. Equity capital is inclusive of instruments that cannot be redeemed at the option of the ...
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How can I estimate the outstanding shares of my private employer?

When I joined the startup I currently work for, I was offered a number of shares as part of my compensation. Unfortunately, I've been given no indication as to what they're actually worth with respect ...
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Dilution of investment; how does it happen?

I sometimes hear my investing friends talking about their investments being diluted down, but I've never had the courage to have one of them explain it to me. From my perspective, if you buy 20% of ...
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Warrant extension - would this have any tax implications?

If someone has warrants to purchase shares in a private C corp in the US, if they were about to expire and they got the company to agree to extend them, does this have any tax implications? These are ...
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Is a foreign equity holder liable for business debt?

I'm an Indian citizen residing in India. If I get 20% equity in a US company, am I responsible for the company's debts (current and future debts)? Note that this is a sweat equity (no money invested)....
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Are stocks and bonds actually liquid?

Investopedia gives the standard answer of "yes": https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/032715/what-items-are-considered-liquid-assets.asp An asset that can readily be converted into cash ...
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Can a US company give equity to an Indian?

Is it possible for a US company to give some percentage of its ownership to an Indian? Background: I'm an Indian citizen working with a US client. I'm located in India. Together we are developing a ...
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If a business used the following diagram, would it be technically selling stock?

diagram The process is as follows: The consumer (A) purchases a good or service from a business (B). The consumer receives the good or service and also receives points, similar to that of a loyalty ...
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Can two companies cross hold each others 100% shares

Can a company A hold 100% of shares in company B and can this company B have 100% of shares in company A I couldn't find any information that dissolve this activity.
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How do I assess the value of equity offered by my employer compared to a salary raise?

I work for a small-to-mid-sized (~20 employees) tech startup in Europe. I was hired two years ago as one of the first employees after the founders. When I joined, we had an agreement that after a ...
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How do I properly allocate capital into the different stocks I own?

Late last year (Aug. 2018), I started building a portfolio of stocks using fundamental analysis and management analysis. The portfolio is mainly built around high-income, dividend-paying companies ...
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What happens to net assets in case of increasing NPAs(Non-Performing assets)?

The bank's profit is measured as Return on Assets which is the ratio of Bank’s net profits and Net assets. In case of increasing NPAs, the bank's net profits will decrease, but what will happen to net ...
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Pay the downpayment in 24 months or save money then pay the downpayment in 1 go?

I am planning to buy a house. In our region, you have the option to either pay the downpayment in a monthly basis if it is too much of an amount for you. That is the first option. 2nd option is to ...