Alien Corporation

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Alien Corporation'

A corporation that was created in another country. Alien corporations are most commonly classified as any corporation that is formed outside of the United States. Other countries do not refer to U.S.-based corporations with this term.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Alien Corporation'

Alien corporations are also referred to as foreign corporations. However, they are technically distinct from these entities. Most states in the U.S. consider a foreign corporation to be one that was merely established in another state.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Domestic Corporation

    A company that conducts its affairs in its home country. A domestic ...
  2. Alien Insurer

    An insurer that is formed following the laws of one country and ...
  3. Closely Held Corporation

    Any company that has only a limited number of shareholders. Closely ...
  4. Corporation

    A legal entity that is separate and distinct from its owners. ...
  5. Subchapter S (S Corporation)

    A form of corporation that meets the IRS requirements to be taxed ...
  6. Corporate Charter

    A written document filed with a U.S. state by the founders of ...
Related Articles
  1. Investing Basics

    The Basics Of Corporate Structure

    CEOs, CFOs, presidents and vice presidents: learn how to tell the difference.
  2. Entrepreneurship

    In Small Business, Success Is Spelled With 5 "C"s

    Incorporating these steps will help your business thrive in a competitive market.
  3. Entrepreneurship

    Should You Incorporate Your Business?

    Find out how becoming a corporation can protect and further your finances.
  4. Markets

    Cash Flow On Steroids: Why Companies Cheat

    Pressure to be the best can sometimes push corporations to cheat. Learn how they do it and how to spot it.
  5. Insurance

    International Reporting Standards Gain Global Recognition

    Comparing financial numbers from corporations in different countries is possible with the adoption of IFRS.
  6. Economics

    What is Value Added?

    Value added is used to describe instances where a firm takes a product and adds a feature that gives customers a greater sense of value.
  7. Economics

    What is a Wholly Owned Subsidiary?

    A company whose common stock is 100% owned by another company, called the parent company.
  8. Economics

    What is the Breakeven Point?

    In general, when gains or revenue earned equals the money spent to earn the gains or revenue, you’ve hit the breakeven point.
  9. Investing

    What's Marginal Revenue?

    In microeconomics, marginal revenue is the additional revenue generated by increasing sales revenue by one unit. Another way of saying this is that the marginal revenue is the revenue generated ...
  10. Investing

    What is the Debt-To-Capital Ratio?

    The debt-to-capital ratio is used to measure a company’s use of financial leverage. The ratio is the company’s total debt, divided by the sum of the company’s equity plus total debt.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Asset Class

    A group of securities that exhibit similar characteristics, behave similarly in the marketplace, and are subject to the same ...
  2. Fiat Money

    Currency that a government has declared to be legal tender, but is not backed by a physical commodity. The value of fiat ...
  3. Interest Rate Risk

    The risk that an investment's value will change due to a change in the absolute level of interest rates, in the spread between ...
  4. Income Effect

    In the context of economic theory, the income effect is the change in an individual's or economy's income and how that change ...
  5. Price-To-Sales Ratio - PSR

    A valuation ratio that compares a company’s stock price to its revenues. The price-to-sales ratio is an indicator of the ...
  6. Hurdle Rate

    The minimum rate of return on a project or investment required by a manager or investor. In order to compensate for risk, ...
Trading Center