capital employed

Either the sum of the shareholders' equity in a company and its long-term debt or the fixed assets of a company plus its net current assets. Although this term is neither legally defined nor required to be disclosed in a balance sheet, it is an important element of ratio analysis, particularly in the calculation of return on capital employed

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