Accretive


Accretive
The process of accretion, which is the growth or increase by gradual addition, in finance and general nomenclature. An acquisition is considered accretive if it adds to earnings per share.

In corporate finance, accretive acquisitions of assets or businesses will add more value than the cost of the acquisition, either immediately or over time. In fixed-income investments, the term refers to the increase in value attributable to interest accrued but not paid (discounted bonds, for example, earn interest through accretion until maturity).


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  • accretive — ac*cre tive, a. Relating to accretion; increasing, or adding to, by growth. Glanvill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accretive — index coherent (joined) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Accretive —    A company is described as being accretive if it achieves growth through internal expansion or acquisition. * * * accretive UK US /əˈkriːtɪv/ adjective FORMAL ► making the amount, level, or value of something gradually increase: accretive to… …   Financial and business terms

  • accretive — increasing increasing adj. 1. becoming greater or larger; as, increasing prices. [Narrower terms: {accretionary ; {augmenting, augmentative, building ; {expanding ; {flared, flaring ; {growing ; {incorporative ; {lengthening ; {maximizing ;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accretive — adjective see accretion …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • accretive — See accretionary. * * * …   Universalium

  • accretive — adjective /əˈkriːtɪv/ Relating to accretion; increasing, or adding to, by growth Glanvill …   Wiktionary

  • accretive — adj. increased through slow accumulation, increased by joining together, grown together …   English contemporary dictionary

  • accretive — ac·cre·tive …   English syllables

  • accretive — adjective growing by accretion • Similar to: ↑increasing • Derivationally related forms: ↑accrete …   Useful english dictionary