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p par action; Mds

English translation: p = points?

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07:59 Mar 20, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
French term or phrase: p par action; Mds
This has to do with value of stock, in the context of a take-over bid. The edited phrase is: "... un offre d'achat à 5.7 Mds d'Euros sur [name of company] (soit 420 p par action). What is that *p*? And... can someone confirm that *Mds* does mean *milliards*--I can't find that abbreviation in any of my reference.
Yolanda Broad
English translation:p = points?
Explanation:
It could well be points (remember that sometimes the stockexchange does not give figures in money but in points (each point has a value). It could mean 420 points (or cents) per share. It could help knowing the number of shares involved. Mds = I also think of milliards (but in France remember it means thousands of millions)
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Ester Cabral
Local time: 12:42
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Glad to have the confirmation about *points*. And thanks, I am aware that *milliards* means thousands of millions, or, in English, *billions* I will use the abbreviation "B."

Somehow, I wasn't able to access the "accept an answer" function and maintain my ProZ identity, but I am a member.

Yolanda Broad
ybroad@microserve.com
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Summary of answers provided
napence per share
Béatrice Huret-Morton
naMds = "milliars, as others have said... (i.e. thousand million, in British usage, or billion in US (Alison Gaunt
nap = points?
Ester Cabral
naMilliardsAgius Language & Translation
namilliardsSébastien St-François


  

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4 mins
milliards


Explanation:
I do not see what else Mds could represent. As for "p", I have not the slightest idea.

Sébastien St-François
Local time: 05:42
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7 mins
Milliards


Explanation:
I agree with seb Mds will be Milliards. 'p' - could this be a typo, I have never seen it before, maybe you should check with your client.

Agius Language & Translation
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:42
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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19 mins
p = points?


Explanation:
It could well be points (remember that sometimes the stockexchange does not give figures in money but in points (each point has a value). It could mean 420 points (or cents) per share. It could help knowing the number of shares involved. Mds = I also think of milliards (but in France remember it means thousands of millions)

Ester Cabral
Local time: 12:42
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 9
Grading comment
Glad to have the confirmation about *points*. And thanks, I am aware that *milliards* means thousands of millions, or, in English, *billions* I will use the abbreviation "B."

Somehow, I wasn't able to access the "accept an answer" function and maintain my ProZ identity, but I am a member.

Yolanda Broad
ybroad@microserve.com
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1 hr
Mds = "milliars, as others have said... (i.e. thousand million, in British usage, or billion in US (


Explanation:
No one has mentioned the possibility that the company in question may be a UK company, in which case "p" might well be "pence". Share prices are often quoted in 3-digit penace amounts as e.g. 420 pence rather than £4.20.

Alison Gaunt
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2 hrs
pence per share


Explanation:
If the stock is listed in London, chances are your p stands for pence.

Béatrice Huret-Morton
Local time: 11:42
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in EnglishEnglish
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