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Is there any difference between the equity capital and the market capitalization of a company (or a bank)?

If yes then what's the difference?

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Equity capital = Assets − Liabilities.

Market capitalization = Number of shares outstanding × Current share price.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks but I was asking about equity capital not about equity - a search on Google reveals that "Equity capital is funds paid into a business by investors in exchange for common or preferred stock" - which looks really different than the definition of equity and it looks very close (to me at least) to the definition of the market capitalization. I will add this text to the question, in order to make it more explicit $\endgroup$ – Joe Jobs Apr 6 at 3:26
  • $\begingroup$ @JoeJobs: They mean the same things. $\endgroup$ – Kenny LJ Apr 6 at 3:42
  • $\begingroup$ So Equity capital = Assets - Liabilities? And then what's the connection between that and "funds paid into a business by investors in exchange for common or preferred stock"? Because those two definitions are completely different. $\endgroup$ – Joe Jobs Apr 6 at 3:45
  • $\begingroup$ You should ask a separate question. $\endgroup$ – Kenny LJ Apr 6 at 3:59

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