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Amortization and depreciation are two ways to prorate the cost of an asset's life. Learn more about the latter and how it it's calculated.
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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