Common Abbreviations

AbbreviationDescription
ADRAmerican Depositary Receipt
ADSAmerican Depositary Share
Approx.Approximately
bnBillions
bpBasis points
CAGRCompound Annual Growth Rate
CapexCapital expenditure
CEPSCash Earnings Per Share
CFPSCash Flow Per Share
CY97Calendar year 1997
EBITDAEarnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation & Amortisation
EBT/PBTEarnings / Profit Before Tax
ECUEuropean Currency Unit
EVEnterprise Value (Market Cap plus debt / Market Cap minus debt)
LFLLike for Like
mMillions
MoMMonth on month
NAVNet Asset Value
p.a. or pa.Per Annum
P/BVPrice to Book Value
PEPrice Earnings Ratio (MV / Earnings Rate per share) (not PE or P/E)
Q1 98First quarter (not 1Q98 or Q1 98)
QoQQuarter on quarter
ROAReturn on Assets
ROCEReturn On Capital Employed
ROCIReturn On Capital Investment
ROEReturn On Equity
y/yYear to year
YoYYear on year
YTDYear to date

Hyphenated Words

Half-year
Full-year
Break-up
Duty-free
Co-operate
12-month
Take-off
First-half
Non-current
Co-ordinate
Profit-taking
US-based
Pan-European
De-rating


These are one word

Buyback (noun)
Cashflow
Coefficient
Halfway
Notwithstanding
Outperform
Overrated
Overweight
Salesforce
Shareholder
Stockbroker
Underperformance
Underweight
Website
Worldwide


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