Meaning of “minority interest” in the English Dictionary

"minority interest" in Business English

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minority interestnoun [ C or U ]

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FINANCE, STOCK MARKET a person or organization that owns fewer shares in a company than the controlling shareholder (= the one who owns the most), or the shares themselves:

ACCOUNTING, FINANCE in the financial records of a holding company (= a company that owns shares in other companies), the part of the shares that are not owned by the controlling shareholder:

Our operating profit before tax and minority interest was 18% higher than a year ago.

(Definition of “minority interest” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)