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January 19, 2021

Charles Lutwidge
What are Depreciable Assets for a Business?

What are Depreciable Assets for a Business?

Assets are resources that bring value to the company. They are items that you buy to use in your business to help generate income over an extended period (more than 12 months).  Non-current assets fluctuate in value over their lifespan. Some..

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December 28, 2020

Charles Lutwidge
Contribution Margin Ratio

Contribution Margin Ratio

Introduction Profit (contribution) margin is the difference between sales revenue and variable costs. Moreover, both of these indicators – revenue and costs – are taken for a specific volume of production. We can also say that marginal profit is the part..

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December 25, 2020

Charles Lutwidge
Accounts Receivable Turnover Ratio

Accounts Receivable Turnover Ratio

The impact of accounts receivable on the company’s financial position is ambiguous. A significant amount of accounts receivable can lead to a need to attract additional funds due to the outflow of the company’s own cash. On the other hand, selling..

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December 23, 2020

Charles Lutwidge
A Guide to Notes Payable

A Guide to Notes Payable

Definition The definition of Notes payable is a formal debt in which a note is signed for the repayment of any obligations due to the creditor. In other words, we are owning money or something to a creditor (someone else). This..

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December 22, 2020

Charles Lutwidge
Accounting Basics for Beginners

Accounting Basics for Beginners

All enterprises, regardless of their type and forms of ownership, maintain accounting records in accordance with the current legislation. If you are in a position where you will be using the financial data to make management decisions, knowing at least the..

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December 14, 2020

Charles Lutwidge
Quick Ratio

Quick Ratio

Definition The quick liquidity ratio (QR) is an indicator that shows the solvency of a business entity in the short term. This indicator shows whether it will be able to pay off its short-term liabilities at the expense of the most..

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December 11, 2020

Charles Lutwidge
Double Declining Balance Method of Depreciation

Double Declining Balance Method of Depreciation

Definition and formula The double declining balance method is the most popular variation of the accelerated depreciation method. Here, the depreciation rate is higher at the start of the asset’s life. This particular method never completely reduces the asset value to..

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December 09, 2020

Charles Lutwidge
Depreciation Expense Overview and Calculation

Depreciation Expense Overview and Calculation

Definition and Explanation Depreciation is the process of gradually transferring the cost of the means of production (long-term assets) to the manufactured product. Depreciation is also used to deduct the costs of buying and improving a rental property. For example, we..

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December 08, 2020

Charles Lutwidge
Overview of Debt to Asset Ratio

Overview of Debt to Asset Ratio

Definition The debt to asset ratio falls under the solvency category of the ratios. Solvency ratios evaluate the entity’s ability to survive over a longer period of time. This ratio calculates what portion of assets the business owner(s) financed with the..

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