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Earnings per share, diluted
ratio calculated by dividing the consolidated net income (loss) by the weighted average number of shares outstanding. The calculation of the diluted earnings per share is based on the number of shares including subscription rights already exercised or those that can still be exercised.
non-distribution of a company’s profits leading to a different treatment for tax purposes than if profits were distributed.
Excess return on capital allocated (xRoCA)
describes the IVC in relation to the allocated capital and shows the relative excess return generated above and beyond the weighted cost of capital.
Abbreviation for 'Eco-Management and Audit Scheme', a voluntary instrument developed by the European Commission to assist companies and other organisations of all sizes and across all sectors with continuous improvement of their environmental performance.
administrative expenses (gross or net) in relation to the (gross or net) premium earned.
level of danger inherent in a risk or portfolio of risks; this constitutes the basis for premium calculations in reinsurance.
Future risks, the content and implications of which are still unknown.