Glossary: e

Earnings per share (EPS): Profit after taxation divided by the weighted average number of shares in issue during the year.

 

Equivalent yield: The internal rate of return from a property, making allowance for increases in rent to market levels, voids and expenditure, but making no allowance for any increase in the market rent.

 

Estimated rental value (or rental value) (ERV): The rent that a property might reasonably be able to command in the open market at a given time, subject to the terms of the relevant lease.

 

ETFs: Short for exchange-traded fund. Funds traded like normal shares which allow investors to easily spread investments by tracking the performance of an entire index.

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