Additional Paid-In Capital

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Definition: Additional Paid-In Capital

Quick Summary of Additional Paid-In Capital

Additional Paid-In Capital (APIC) is the value of share capital above its stated par value and on the balance sheet is an accounting item under Shareholders’ Equity.

What is the dictionary definition of Additional Paid-In Capital?

Dictionary Definition

Pertaining to U.S. accounting; Additional Paid-In Capital is the excess capital received from stockholders over the par value of an issued stock.

Full Definition of Additional Paid-In Capital

“Additional paid-in capital or APIC refers to amounts or capital paid for stock in excess of its par value or stated value.

In other words, capital contributed to a corporation by investors in excess of the par value of the capital stock.

Synonyms For Additional Paid-In Capital

capital reserves, additional paid in capital, reserve capital, pools of capital, capital appropriation, APIC

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Additional Paid-In Capital are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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