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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  10. Do all countries follow the same GAAP?

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

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

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

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

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

  16. Can companies insure their accounts receivable?

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

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

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

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

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

  22. What is the difference between EBIT and EBT?

  23. What is the difference between EBIT and EBITDA?

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

  25. Why do analysts look at operating cash flow?

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

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

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

  29. Should companies break out accounts receivables into subledgers?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  40. What is the difference between GAAP and IFRS?

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

  42. What is the difference between ROCE and ROI?

  43. What is the difference between ROCE and ROOC?

  44. What is the difference between ROCE and ROA?

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

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

  47. What types of revenue are taxable?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  55. How does one amortize intangible assets?

  56. What is accrual accounting in SAP?

  57. What is liquidity management?

  58. When do companies publish P&L statements?

  59. What is the difference between operating income and EBITDA?

  60. How do you find a company's P&L statement?

  61. What's an example of a P&L statement?

  62. What is a quarterly report?

  63. What is the first day of the fourth quarter?

  64. What is the difference between revenue and income?

  65. What is the difference between revenue and sales?

  66. What is a bad interest coverage ratio?

  67. What is the difference between a capital gearing ratio and a net gearing ratio?

  68. What is the difference between interest coverage ratio and DSCR?

  69. What is the difference between accrual accounting and accounts payable?

  70. When does a business report gross margins?

  71. Why are capital expenses (CAPEX) treated differently than current expenses?

  72. Does a capital expenditure (CAPEX) immediately affect income statements?

  73. What are some examples of companies that have high capital expenditures (CAPEX)?

  74. What are some examples of the main types of capital expenditures (CAPEX)?

  75. What are the most common leverage ratios for evaluating a company?

  76. What qualifies as "goods" in cost of goods sold (COGS)?

  77. Is free cash flow the same as net free cash flow?

  78. What is the difference between cash flow and free cash flow?

  79. How is it possible for a company to have a negative enterprise value?

  80. What is the difference between enterprise value and equity value?

  81. How much should my profit margins be?

  82. How should an accountant correctly record and report a change in an accounting estimate?

  83. What is the accounting treatment for unusual or infrequent items for IFRS and U.S. ...

  84. How should a change in accounting principle be recorded and reported?

  85. What are the differences between period costs and product costs?

  86. What are the differences between a change in accounting principle and a change in ...

  87. How do I unlever beta?

  88. What are the differences between a 10-K report and a firm's own annual report?

  89. What are the differences between dilutive securities and antidilutive securities?

  90. What does an income statement look like?

  91. What are the income statement presentation formats and what industries use them?

  92. When should I use depreciation expense instead of accumulated depreciation?

  93. What are the differences between percentage of completion and the completed contract ...

  94. What are the differences between amortization and impairment?

  95. Does gross profit account for sales returns?

  96. What are the differences between gross profit and net income?

  97. What are the generally accepted accounting principles for inventory reserves?

  98. Why do some companies pay a dividend, while other companies do not?

  99. What are some of the key differences between IFRS and U.S. GAAP?

  100. Which transactions affect the retained earnings statement?

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