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What is Book Value

What is Book Value
Written by Steve Dowling on 2017-03-10


WHAT IT IS:

Book value refers to the total amount a company would be worth if it liquidated its assets and paid back all its liabilities. Book value can also represent the value of a particular asset on the company's balance sheet after taking accumulated depreciation into account.

HOW IT WORKS (EXAMPLE):

Book value is calculated by taking a company's physical assets (including land, buildings,...(Read More)

Net Working Capital

Net Working Capital
Written by Steve Dowling on 2017-03-10


Net working capital, also known as net current assets, is the difference left after subtracting current liabilities from current assets. If you are an investor as opposed to a speculator, you should always insist that any company to meet its obligations with ease, expand its volume and business expands and take advantage of opportunities as the present themselves, determined by working capital.

There...(Read More)

Fundamentals of a Balance Sheet - Intangibles

Fundamentals of a Balance Sheet - Intangibles
Written by Steve Dowling on 2017-03-10


Intangibles are made up of Patents and Goodwill. A young company will initially setup its balance sheet to show a substantial figure under this item. Company practice varies. Procter and Gamble, despite the tremendous goodwill that has been built up for Ivory Soap, has reduced all of its intangibles to $1. Companies that spend a high amount in research and development are more apt to put a good deal...(Read More)

Journal Entries for Inventory

Journal Entries for Inventory
Written by Steve Dowling on 2017-03-11


Inventory Purchase

This is the initial inventory purchase, which is routed through the accounts payable system. The debit will be to either the raw materials inventory or the merchandise account, depending on the nature of the goods purchased. The entry is:

Debit Credit
Raw materials inventory xxx
Merchandise inventory xxx
Accounts payable xxx

Record Indirect Production Costs...(Read More)

What Health Risks Does Climate Change Pose?

What Health Risks Does Climate Change Pose?
Written by Everette Tessler on 2017-03-11


Patient Presentation A 9-month-old male came to clinic for his health supervision visit. His parents were graduate students at the local university and would be returning to live in China in 2 weeks. They were wondering about vaccines particularly for Japanese encephalitis because they would be living in a high risk area in China. The past medical history was unremarkable. The pertinent physical...(Read More)

Maximum Wage

Maximum Wage
Written by Investopedia on 2017-03-03


A ceiling imposed on how much income a worker can earn in a given period of time. A maximum wage is an economic tool used to temper a distressed economy or control spiraling wage inequality in a country.The idea of a maximum wage can be traced back to Aristotle who believed that no one person in Greece should have more than 5 times the wealth of the poorest person. Maximum wage is increasingly becoming...(Read More)

Chicken Tax

Chicken Tax
Written by Investopedia on 2017-03-04


The Chicken Tax is a tariff on light trucks made outside the U.S. It is also, and more properly known as the Chicken Tariff. The tariff was imposed in 1963 by President Lyndon Johnson by executive order under authority of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). The tariff originally put a 25% imposition on potato starch, dextrin and brandy as well as light trucks, but in the intervening...(Read More)

Dual Listing

Dual Listing
Written by Investopedia on 2017-03-05


When a company's securities are listed on more than one exchange for the purpose of adding liquidity to the shares and allowing investors greater choice in where they can trade their shares. Dual listing is not a widely used technique, although it is thought to improve the spread between the bid and ask prices, which helps investors obtain a better price for their securities. Hewlett-Packard (HP),...(Read More)

Antitrust

Antitrust
Written by Investopedia on 2017-03-06


Antitrust laws are the laws that apply to virtually all industries and to every level of business, including manufacturing, transportation, distribution and marketing. They prohibit a variety of practices that restrain trade. Examples of illegal practices are price-fixing conspiracies, corporate mergers likely to reduce the competitive vigor of particular markets, and predatory acts designed to achieve...(Read More)


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