How to open an FBS account?
Click the ‘Open account’ button on our website and proceed to the Personal Area. Before you can start trading, pass a profile verification. Confirm your email and phone number, get your ID verified. This procedure guarantees the safety of your funds and identity. Once you are done with all the checks, go to the preferred trading platform, and start trading.
How to withdraw the money you earned with FBS?
The procedure is very straightforward. Go to the Withdrawal page on the website or the Finances section of the FBS Personal Area and access Withdrawal. You can get the earned money via the same payment system that you used for depositing. In case you funded the account via various methods, withdraw your profit via the same methods in the ratio according to the deposited sums.
How to start trading?
If you are 18+ years old, you can join FBS and begin your FX journey. To trade, you need a brokerage account and sufficient knowledge on how assets behave in the financial markets. Start with studying the basics with our free educational materials and creating an FBS account. You may want to test the environment with virtual money with a Demo account. Once you are ready, enter the real market and trade to succeed.
How to activate Level Up Bonus?
Open Level Up Bonus account in web or mobile version of FBS Personal Area and get up to $140 free to your account.
What are outstanding shares?
Outstanding shares are all the shares of a company currently held by all its shareholders and available to investors. Shareholders include institutional investors and the company's officers and insiders. In other words, outstanding shares comprise shares that have been authorized, and issued, and are now in investors’ possession.
It's worth noticing that outstanding shares exclude the stock in the treasury that the company has repurchased. You can check the number of outstanding shares in the company's balance sheet under shareholders' equity. It may change over time because the company issues new shares and buys back the existing stocks.
Shares outstanding vs. Float shares
Float share is a narrower category within outstanding shares. It refers to the shares investors can trade. To calculate the number of a corporation's float shares, subtract any restricted stock from a company's outstanding shares.
Outstanding shares vs. Authorized shares
Authorized shares refer to the maximum number of shares a company can issue. The number of authorized shares exceeds the number of outstanding stocks. First, a company gets the regulator’s permission to issue a certain number of shares, for example, 1 000 000. That would be authorized stock. The actual number of issued shares can be just 500 000. These shares would be outstanding. In the future, when this company needs additional capital, it may sell 500 000 more shares. This time, it won't need to file an application to the regulator. Thus, a company will have the flexibility to fulfill its financing needs.
Outstanding shares example
Let's check Tesla Inc.'s balance sheet for September 30, 2021. The document says that the company had 2 000 000 common shares authorized and 1 004 000 shares issued and outstanding. As the net income equaled $1 618 000, the net income per common share was $1.62.
Traders need the information about a company’s outstanding shares to learn more about stocks and forecast their future prices. Open an account to trade stocks with FBS!
2022-01-25 • Updated