How To Decipher Accrual Accounting
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Accrual accounting is an important method of measuring the performance and position of a company. Learn more on how its used.
Operating profit is the profit generated from the core business of a company before accounting for interest and taxes.
Current assets are all of the assets a company uses to fund its daily operations. These are the assets the company could convert into cash within a year in the normal course of business.
The cost of equity is the rate of return an investor requires from a stock before exploring other opportunities.
Float is money in the banking system that is briefly counted twice due to delays in processing checks.
Whether a company chooses FIFO or LIFO has important implications for the bottom line and for tax liability.
Selling, general and administrative expenses (SG&A) are a company's total direct and indirect costs from selling its product or service as well as its total general and administrative expenses. The company reports its SG&A on the income statement.
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