overcapitalization :

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  • n  (business) too much capitalization (the sale of more stock than the business warrants)

  • The real trouble with the railroads is the aftermath of frenzied financing and excessive overcapitalization and not bus, truck, airplane, pipeline or waterway competition.
  • The difficulty with Bethlehem Steel would therefore appear to be mainly overcapitalization.
  • They still suffer from the bad name many funds got in the 1929 crash, when their assets went down the drain through overcapitalization or skulduggery.

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