Stock Dilution

View Financial Glossary Index

Definition

Stock dilution occurs when companies issue more shares and increase the shares outstanding thus diluting existing shareholders. The share count can increase from a number of factors including an IPO, employees exercising stock options, etc. Dilution impacts earnings per share, the price and ownership percentages.

Analysis Tutorial

Are you an investing professional?

Click here to request a live demo of YCharts Professional, our premium suite of tools and data.
Learn more about our professional products. Call (866) 965-7552 or email sales@ycharts.com

Search the Glossary

Advertisement

{{root.upsell.info.feature_headline}}.

{{root.upsell.info.feature_description}}

Please note that this feature is only available as an add-on to YCharts subscriptions.


Please note that this feature requires full activation of your account and is not permitted during the free trial period.

Start My Free Trial {{root.upsell.info.call_to_action}} No credit card required.

Already a subscriber? Sign in.