capitalization capitalization  /ˌkæ pɪ tə lɪ ˈzeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) writing in capital letters
  2. (n) an estimation of the value of a business
  3. (n) the act of capitalizing on an opportunity
  4. (n) the sale of capital stock



  1. While investors wait, their $6,000,000,000 of capitalization is slowly unraveled in the courts.
  2. Medvedev also believes in a bright future for natural gas and looks beyond the present crisis to the day when Gazprom's capitalization will shoot to a trillion dollars.
  3. The company has a market capitalization of $125 billion--a bit less than the GDP of Denmark.


  1. A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Seaworthy Insurance Company

    OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A.M. Best Co. has affirmed the financial strength rating of A+ (Superior) and issuer credit rating of “aa” of Seaworthy Insurance Company (Seaworthy) (Annapolis, MD). The outlook for both ratings is stable. The ratings reflect Seaworthy’s supportive capitalization, historically favorable underwriting results indicative of the inherent benefits and advantages ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Business Wire

  2. FCCI Rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best

    A.M. Best Co. has upgraded FCCI Insurance Group’s financial strength rating to A (Excellent) from A- (Excellent), reflecting FCCI’s strong capitalization, solid operating performance, profitable geographic expansion and product line diversification. (PRWeb June 14, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 14, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Kingsway Proposed Rights Offering Intended to Address Market Capitalization and Shareholders' Equity

    Kingsway Proposed Rights Offering Intended to Address Market Capitalization and Shareholders' Equity
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "We will use all of the tools we've been given to maximum effectiveness, including strengthening the capitalization of financial institutions of every size," Paulson said.
    on Oct 9, 2008 By: Henry Paulson Source: AFP

  2. Buffett's investment is "a strong validation of our client franchise and future prospects," said Lloyd Blankfein, chief executive of Goldman, in a statement. "This investment will further bolster our strong capitalization and liquidity...
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: Lloyd Blankfein Source: MarketWatch

  3. "Name one company that is better positioned than Google to one day have a $1 trillion market capitalization," wrote Blodget in an Oct. 2 post on Silicon Alley Insider, a tech business blog.
    on Oct 10, 2007 By: Henry Blodget Source: BusinessWeek

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