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. Corporate Charter

    A written document filed with a U.S. state by the founders of ...
  5. Incorporation

    The process of legally declaring a corporate entity as separate ...
  6. Closed Corporation

    A business that is set up using a corporate business structure, ...
Related Articles
  1. The Basics Of Corporate Structure
    Investing Basics

    The Basics Of Corporate Structure

  2. In Small Business, Success Is Spelled ...
    Entrepreneurship

    In Small Business, Success Is Spelled ...

  3. Should You Incorporate Your Business?
    Entrepreneurship

    Should You Incorporate Your Business?

  4. Cash Flow On Steroids: Why Companies ...
    Markets

    Cash Flow On Steroids: Why Companies ...

comments powered by Disqus
Hot Definitions
  1. Ghosting

    An illegal practice whereby two or more market makers collectively attempt to influence and change the price of a stock. ...
  2. Elasticity

    A measure of a variable's sensitivity to a change in another variable. In economics, elasticity refers the degree to which ...
  3. Tangible Common Equity - TCE

    A measure of a company's capital, which is used to evaluate a financial institution's ability to deal with potential losses. ...
  4. Yield To Maturity (YTM)

    The rate of return anticipated on a bond if held until the maturity date. YTM is considered a long-term bond yield expressed ...
  5. Net Present Value Of Growth Opportunities - NPVGO

    A calculation of the net present value of all future cash flows involved with an additional acquisition, or potential acquisition. ...
  6. Gresham's Law

    A monetary principle stating that "bad money drives out good." In currency valuation, Gresham's Law states that if a new ...
Trading Center