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a measure of a company's immediate shortterm liquidity; computed by dividing the sum of cash, shortterm investments, and net receivables by current liabilities 


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a measure of how efficiently a company uses its assets to generate sales; computed by dividing net sales by average assets 


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change in accounting principle 

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the use of a principle in the current year that is different from the one used in the preceding year 


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includes all changes in stockholders' equity during a period except those resulting from investments by stockholders and distributions to stockholders 


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a measure used to evaluate a company's liquidity and shortterm debtpaying ability; computed by dividing current assets by current liabilities 


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debt to total assets ratio 

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measures the percentage of total assets provided by creditors; computed by dividing total debt by total assets 


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the disposal of a significant segment of a business 


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the net income earned on each share of common stock; computed by dividing net income minus preferred dividends (if any) by the number of weighted average common shares outstanding 


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events and transactions that are unusual in nature and infrequent in occurrence 


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a technique for evaluating a series of financial statement data over a period of time, to determine the increase (decrease) that has taken place, expressed as either an amount or a percentage 


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a measure of the liquidity of inventory; computed by dividing cost of goods sold by average inventory 


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trading on the equity  borrowing money at a lower rate of interest than can be earned by using the borrowed money 


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measures of the shortterm ability fo the enterprise to pay its maturing obligations and to meet unexpected needs for cash 


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measures the percentage of earnings distributed in the form of cash dividends; computed by dividing cash dividends by net income 


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priceearnings(PE) ratio 

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measures the ratio of the market price of each share of common stock to the earnings per share; computed by dividing the market price of the stock by earnings per share 


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measures the percentage of each dollar of sales that results in net income; computed by dividing net income by net sales 


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measures of the income or operating success of an enterprise for a given period of time 


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a measure of income that usually excludes items that a company thinks are unusual or nonrecurring 


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indicates the level of full and transparent information provided to users of the financial statements 


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an expression of the mathematical relationship between one quantity and another. the relationship may be expressed either as a percentage, a rate, or a simple proportion 


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a technique for evaluating financial statements that expresses the relationship between selected financial statement data 


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a measure of the liquidity of receivables; computed by dividing net credit sales by average net receivables 


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an overall measure of profitability; computed by dividing net income by average assets 


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return on common stockholders' equity 

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measures the dollars of net income earned for each dollar invested by the owners; computed by dividing net income minus preferred dividends (if any) by average common stockholders' equity 


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measures the ability of the enterprise to survive over a long period of time 


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measures of a company's ability to meet interest payments as they come due; computed by dividing income before interest expense and income taxes by interest expense 


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borrowing money at a lower rate of interest than can be earned by using the borrowed money 


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a technique for evaluating financial statement data than expresses each item within a financial statement as a percent of a base amount 

