Definitions

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  • adj. Relating to accretion; increasing, or adding to, by growth - Glanvill

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Relating to accretion; increasing, or adding to, by growth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to accretion; increasing or adding by growth; growing; accrescent: as, “the accretive motion of plants,”

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. growing by accretion

Etymologies

accrete +‎ -ive (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "However, it is positive to see that also for Hannover Re the claims will be manageable and long-term accretive," the analyst wrote.

    German Reinsurers Suffer

  • Furthermore, the company's proposal to split into two separate entities is expected to be long-term accretive.

  • However, there are some wonderful opportunities out there and if they fit the criteria you set and we're reasonably near term accretive, and fit what we wanted to do, then I think that we would stretch and get some things done.

    Financial Sector and Stocks Analysis from Seeking Alpha

  • We still believe this thing is near-term accretive, very excited about our management team there.

    SeekingAlpha.com: Home Page

  • And from a margin point of view, it is accretive, which is why we like the business, and we like the brand.

  • The guidance I think that we gave on the acquisition was that monogram would be slightly accreted this year, and so Q1 was better than Q4 in terms of the drag, but we still are not to breakeven to slightly accretive, which is where we expect to be by the end of the year.

    Healthcare Sector and Stocks Analysis from Seeking Alpha

  • "EPS accretive" -- not sure how 'accretive' is such a big deal or what 'accretive' really means.

    CNOOC/Unocal: the business perspective of the Rothschild proposal

  • Microsoft is positioning Office Web Apps as an "accretive" technology that will grow with gradual user adoption.

    Government Computer News Current Issue

  • Goldman Sachs Highlighted Some Great Dividend Plays: ABT, VZ, PM, FTR, MO, more ... curious Bug on Sep 28, 2009 at 10: 37 PM Sorry to ask a fundamental question - can someone explain in plain English what 'accretive' means and it's implications - as far as timelines on profitability of merger?

    StreetInsider.com News Articles

  • Already, press release says it all: even before any of the obligatory mention of long-term synergies and growth possibilities, Oracle assures shareholders the deal will be "accretive".

    Tech Beat - BusinessWeek

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  • Bank of America expects to achieve $7 [thousand million] in pretax expense savings, fully realized by 2012. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to earnings by 2010.
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