English version

deleverage

From Longman Business Dictionary
Related topics: Finance
deleveragede‧le‧ver‧age /ˌdiːˈliːvərɪdʒ-ˈlev-, -ˈliːv-/ noun [uncountable] FINANCE when a company starts to get more of the money it needs by selling shares in the company, and less by borrowing in the form of loans or bonds SYN degearing BrEMargins were favorably affected by various factors, but this was offset by the impact of sales deleverage and higher labor rates.deleverage verb [intransitive, transitive]He encouraged corporations to deleverage their balance sheets in order to lower capital costs.deleveraging noun [uncountable]Strong free cash flows have allowed the company to undertake a process of deleveraging.
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