The Equity Shares:
1. are instruments of ownership and not debt
2. comprise entrepreneurial risk
3. secured generally companies assets
Select the correct statements from the codes given below:

Answer: [B] Only 1 & 2 are correct

Equity is an instrument of ownership. Equity shares are instruments issued by companies to raise capital and it represents the title to the ownership of a company. You become an owner of a company by subscribing to its equity capital (whereby you will be allotted shares) or by buying its shares from its existing owner(s). As a shareholder, you bear the entrepreneurial risk of the business venture and are  entitled to benefits of ownership like share in the distributed profit (dividend) etc. The returns earned in equity depend upon the profits made by the company. company’s future growth etc.

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