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1. Liable but not certain to occur; possible: "All salaries are reckoned on contingent as well as on actual services" (Ralph Waldo Emerson).
2. Dependent on other conditions or circumstances; conditional: arms sales contingent on the approval of Congress. See Synonyms at dependent.
3. Happening by or subject to chance or accident; unpredictable: contingent developments that jeopardized the negotiations. See Synonyms at accidental.
4. Logic True only under certain conditions; not necessarily or universally true: a contingent proposition.
a. A group or detachment, as of troops or police, assigned to aid a larger force.
b. A representative group that is selected from or part of a larger group.
2. An event or condition that is likely but not inevitable.

[Middle English, from Latin contingēns, contingent-, present participle of contingere, to touch; see contact.]

con·tin′gent·ly adv.
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After an accretion of convertible contingently redeemable common shares, which will be eliminated following the close of ePAK's merger with Ascend, net income attributable to common shareholders was $252,000, up from $58,000 in the fourth quarter of 2006.
12) Basic and diluted earnings per contingently redeemable common share $0.
The items identified by the Company relate to the valuation method used to account for certain equity issuances which did not properly include a full analysis of the embedded conversion feature associated with such issuances as required under EITF 98-5, Accounting for Convertible Securities with Beneficial Conversion Features or Contingently adjustable Conversion Ratios, or which were otherwise incorrectly valued.
As required by EITF 04-8, "The Effect of Contingently Convertible Debt on Diluted Earnings per Share," regardless of whether the conditions upon which the debentures would be convertible into shares of the Company's common stock have been met, if dilutive, the impact of the contingently issuable shares is included in the calculation of diluted earnings per share under the "if converted" method.
The convertible preferred stock is contingently putable, will pay dividends quarterly in arrears, and will be convertible upon the occurrence of specified events into cash, shares of the Company's common stock or a combination of cash and shares of the Company's common stock, at the Company's option.
85% Contingently Convertible Series A Preferred Stock (the "Series A Preferred Stock") of the Company ("Inland American"), elected Thomas H.
Series G Contingently Convertible Preferred Stock: $200 per share, payable August 1, 2008 to holders of record July 11, 2008.
The notes will be contingently convertible under certain circumstances, into shares of St.
The notes are contingently convertible under certain circumstances, into shares of St.
2 million shares of its common stock and 63,690 shares of contingently convertible, perpetual non-cumulative preferred stock with a liquidation preference of $100,000 per share, and also issued warrants to certain investors to purchase shares of our common stock.
The Company computes its non-GAAP financial measures using the same consistent method from quarter to quarter except basic and diluted earnings per ADS and per share excluding share-based compensation expenses and the nonrecurring charge for the accretion of Series A convertible contingently redeemable preferred shares to redemption amount and accretion of beneficial conversion feature of Series A convertible contingently redeemable preferred shares.
Under this agreement, the Company has a contingently liability to repurchase the inventory from the funder should the dealer experience a business failure.