Finance / August 6, 2018 / Alianna Dominguez
Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT) measures the profit a company generates from its operations, making it synonymous with "operating profit." By ignoring tax and interest expenses, it focuses solely on a company's ability to generate earnings from operations, ignoring variables such as the tax burden and capital structure.
While cumulative interest is one method of calculating how well a bond investment is performing, the following are more comprehensive yield methods: nominal yield, current yield, effective annual yield, and yield to maturity.
Analysts and investors will frequently refer to something called the net working capital. Or a lot of times they will just call it working capital for short. So working capital is very simple it’s like the current assets minus the current liabilities of a firm. When valuing the companies the "change in working capital" is more useful.
Depreciation, i.e. a decrease in an asset's value, may be caused by a number of other factors as well such as unfavorable market conditions, etc. Machinery, equipment, currency are some examples of assets that are likely to depreciate over a specific period of time. Opposite of depreciation is appreciation which is increase in the value of an asset over a period of time.
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