BHD (Berhad)

AAA

DEFINITION of 'BHD (Berhad)'

The suffix Bhd. is an abbreviation of a Malay word "berhad," which means "private." An equivalent of Ltd.(which is used in Britain, U.S., etc.), Bhd. is used to indicate a private limited company in Malaysia. In a limited company, the shareholders' liability is limited to the capital they'd originally invested. If such company becomes insolvent, the shareholders personal assets remain protected. Shares in a private limited company are not offered to the general public (distinguishing it from a public limited company.)

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'BHD (Berhad)'

Since shares in a private limited company can't be offered to the general public, they also can't be traded on a public stock exchange. But private companies have less strict disclosure requirements than public ones, and so most companies remain private. An example of a company employing such a structure is Khazanah Nasional Berhad.

RELATED TERMS
  1. MYR (Malaysian Ringgit)

    The currency abbreviation for the Malaysian ringgit (MYR), the ...
  2. Separation Of Powers

    An organizational structure in which responsibilities, authorities, ...
  3. Protected Cell Company (PCC)

    A corporate structure in which a single legal entity is comprised ...
  4. Registered Holder

    Shareholders who hold their shares directly with a company.
  5. Cash Bonus

    A lump sum of money awarded to an employee, either occasionally ...
  6. Duty Of Loyalty

    A director's responsibility to act at all times in the best interests ...
Related Articles
  1. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Want to Focus on Tech? Consider this ETF

    QQQ has appreciated over 75% over the past three years. Is this trend likely to continue?
  2. Stock Analysis

    How Boeing is More Than Just a Coach-Class Seat

    The number of market leaders that indisputably dominated their industry in 1916 and still do today is almost nonexistent — except for Boeing.
  3. Stock Analysis

    How MasterCard Likely Earned a Spot in Your Wallet

    An in depth look at MasterCard and its future prospects as an investment.
  4. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Should the YYY ETF Be on Your Radar?

    Why you should, or shouldn't, invest in YYY.
  5. Stock Analysis

    Will Kraft-Heinz Be a Winner?

    Kraft and Heinz are now one. This should present a profitable long-term investment opportunity, but isn't likely to be smooth sailing at first.
  6. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Take Advantage of Cheap Oil, Invest in these ETFs

    With crude oil prices at record lows, investors should consider oil ETFs over oil company stocks as ETFs more closely mirror the price of oil
  7. Chart Advisor

    These ETFs are Breaking Out of Chart Patterns Now

    Three buys and one sell; here are four ETFs breaking out of chart patterns right now.
  8. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Which ETF is the Best Bet: VTI or IWV?

    A look at two quality ETFs that offer diversification, low expense ratios, and exposure to the total market.
  9. Investing Basics

    Understanding the DuPont Analysis

    DuPont analysis measures assets at their gross book value, rather than at net book value, in order to produce a higher return on equity (ROE).
  10. Stock Analysis

    The Key to McDonald's? 70 Million Customers a Day

    Even when it has an underperforming year, McDonald’s is still one of the most profitable companies around.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. DuPont Analysis

    A method of performance measurement that was started by the DuPont Corporation in the 1920s. With this method, assets are ...
  2. Asset Class

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

    Currency that a government has declared to be legal tender, but is not backed by a physical commodity. The value of fiat ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
Trading Center