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  1. What is the formula for calculating gross national product (GDP)?

  2. What is considered to be a good fixed asset turnover ratio?

  3. What is the difference between efficiency ratios and profitability ratios?

  4. How does it affect a company's credit rating to buy back shares?

  5. What is the difference between paid-up capital and share capital?

  6. How do I determine a particular company's market share?

  7. What are some examples of fixed assets?

  8. What is accounting fraud?

  9. What does financial accounting focus on?

  10. What kinds of liabilities appear on the balance sheet?

  11. What items are considered liquid assets?

  12. Are solvency ratios more concerned with the short-term or the long-term?

  13. What causes dividends per share to increase?

  14. For what kinds of businesses is the fixed asset turnover ratio most important?

  15. How is cash flow affected by Average Collection Period?

  16. Why do shareholders need financial statements?

  17. What is the formula for calculating inventory turnover?

  18. What are the different ways to calculate depreciation for tangible assets?

  19. How do I calculate fixed asset depreciation using Excel?

  20. What is the difference between current assets and fixed assets?

  21. How is asset turnover calculated?

  22. How do you calculate diluted EPS using Excel?

  23. Does US GAAP prefer FIFO or LIFO accounting?

  24. Why does operating profit exclude interest revenues and expenses?

  25. How does ratio analysis make it easier to compare different companies?

  26. Which financial accounting statement contains information on a company's net sales?

  27. What is the difference between a subsidiary and a sister company?

  28. What is the difference between Operating Cash Flow and Net Operating Income (NOI)?

  29. How are the three major financial statements related to each other?

  30. How does inventory turnover affect the cash conversion cycle (CCC)?

  31. Over what duration should I be evaluating a company's total debt to total assets ...

  32. How do I calculate current liabilities in Excel?

  33. When do analysts use days payable outstanding (DPO) in their company evaluations?

  34. What does days sales of inventory (DSI) represent as a ratio?

  35. How do you find a company's days sales of inventory (DSI)?

  36. What is industry etiquette for number of days payable outstanding (DPO)?

  37. What's the difference between accrued expenses and accounts payable?

  38. What is the advantage of calculating accrued expenses over prepaid expenses?

  39. What is the difference between accrued expense and accrued interest?

  40. What are some factors that affect a company's days payable outstanding (DPO)?

  41. How do you calculate net current assets in Excel?

  42. Why is overhead cost allocation sometimes manipulated on an income statement?

  43. When are current assets converted to liquid assets?

  44. Who is eligible to hold a deferred tax asset?

  45. How do I evaluate whether a company is a good acquisition candidate?

  46. Do tax liabilities appear in the financial statements?

  47. What's the difference between accrued expenses and provisions?

  48. What is the difference between current assets and non-current assets?

  49. How are cash purchases recorded on a company's income statement?

  50. How are retained earnings related to a company's income statement?

  51. What main factors affect share prices in the metals and mining sector?

  52. How do I calculate free, discounted and operational cash flow in Excel?

  53. How long are accounts receivable allowed to be outstanding?

  54. What is the difference between gross profit margin and net profit margin?

  55. What is the difference between a capital expenditure and a revenue expenditure?

  56. Do all countries follow the same GAAP?

  57. How should investors interpret accounts receivable information on a company's balance ...

  58. What's the difference between an income statement and a balance sheet approach?

  59. Is NAV the best way to assess the value of an REIT?

  60. Is the oil & gas drilling sector a good choice for value investing?

  61. What is cash or pro forma income on an income statement?

  62. Can companies insure their accounts receivable?

  63. What types of companies have a high proportion of intangible assets?

  64. What kinds of events or circumstances will increase or decrease the proportion of ...

  65. Are a bank's current assets counted as liquidity?

  66. What is the difference between a company's equity and its shareholders' equity?

  67. How do I use the news to find arbitrage opportunities?

  68. What is the difference between EBIT and EBT?

  69. What is the difference between EBIT and EBITDA?

  70. Why was the practice of depreciating assets for accounting purposes created?

  71. Why do analysts look at operating cash flow?

  72. How do intangible assets appear on a balance sheet?

  73. How do I calculate dividend payout ratio from a balance sheet?

  74. What is the difference between a fixed asset and a current asset?

  75. Should companies break out accounts receivables into subledgers?

  76. What metrics can be used to evaluate companies in the forest products sector?

  77. What is the difference between cash flow and fund flow?

  78. What kind of financial reporting requirements does GAAP set out?

  79. What is the difference between the debt ratio of a company and the debt ratio of ...

  80. What is the difference between the current ratio and the acid test ratio?

  81. What is the difference between debt to income and debt to assets?

  82. How do I calculate the acid test ratio on a balance sheet?

  83. What is the difference between cash flow and revenue?

  84. How useful is ROCE as an indicator of a company's performance?

  85. Why does GAAP require accrual basis rather than cash accounting?

  86. What is the difference between GAAP and IFRS?

  87. Is it important for a company always to have a high liquidity ratio?

  88. What is the difference between ROCE and ROI?

  89. What is the difference between ROCE and ROA?

  90. What is the difference between ROCE and ROOC?

  91. Does a high price to book ratio correspond to a high ROE?

  92. What does amortization mean in the context of a pension plan?

  93. What types of revenue are taxable?

  94. What is the proper ratio between working capital, current assets and current liabilities?

  95. What is a good operating margin for a business?

  96. What is the difference between operating margin and return on sales?

  97. What are the primary goodwill accounting rules to be aware of?

  98. How does goodwill increase a company's value?

  99. What is the difference between gross profit margin and contribution margin?

  100. What is the difference between book value and salvage value

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