 Financial Terms Multiple Lives

# Definition of Multiple Lives ## Multiple Lives

Two or more death benefits based on one definition with different insureds.

# Related Terms:

## Forward looking multiple

A truncated expression for a P/E ratio that is based on forward (expected)
earnings rather than on trailing earnings.

## Futures contract multiple

A constant, set by an exchange, which when multiplied by the futures price gives
the dollar value of a stock index futures contract.

## Multiple rates of return

More than one rate of return from the same project that make the net present value
of the project equal to zero. This situation arises when the IRR method is used for a project in which negative
cash flows follow positive cash flows. For each sign change in the cash flows, there is a rate of return.

## Multiple regression

The estimated relationship between a dependent variable and more than one explanatory variable.

## Multiples

Another name for price/earnings ratios.

## Multiple-discriminant analysis (MDA)

Statistical technique for distinguishing between two groups on the
basis of their observed characteristics.

## Multiple-issuer pools

Under the GNMA-II program, pools formed through the aggregation of individual
issuers' loan packages. ## Options contract multiple

A constant, set at \$100, which when multiplied by the cash index value gives the
dollar value of the stock index underlying an option. That is, dollar value of the underlying stock index = cash
index value x \$100 (the options contract multiple).

## P/E ratio (PE ratio / multiple)

Assume XYZ Co. sells for \$25.50 per share and has earned \$2.55 per share this year; \$25. 50 = 10
times \$2. 55
XYZ stock sells for 10 times earnings. P/E = Current stock price divided by trailing annual earnings per
share or expected annual earnings per share.

## multiple regression

a statistical technique that uses two or
more independent variables to predict a dependent variable

## price-earnings (P/E) multiple (ratio)

Ratio of stock price to earnings per share.

## Multiple Deposit Creation

The process whereby the money multiplier operates.

## Lives

Number of insureds.