underleveraged

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underleveraged

(ˌʌndəˈlɛvərɪdʒd)
adj
(Commerce) (of a business organization) having an excessively low ratio of debt capital to equity capital
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In one view, underleveraging a firm's capital structure can result in failure to seize profitable growth opportunities (Mishra & McConaughy, 1999).
The two primary areas in which managers fail to represent the best interests of shareholders are underleveraging and overspending.