How to calculate % ownership in investment?
To calculate what percentage ownership you have in an equity investment, you would divided the # of shares acquired/purchased by the total # of shares outstanding. The resulting figure is expressed as a percentage and represents your % ownership.
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An equity investment is when the company purchases shares in another company. Depending on the percentage of the outstanding shares acquired, the company can report the equity investment using one of the three methods: 1) Fair value method, equity method, or consolidation method. To determine which method needs to be used, focus on the percentage […]