Finance / July 19, 2018 / Emmalynn Leach
A fixed asset is an item with a useful life greater than one reporting period, and which exceeds an entity's minimum capitalization limit. A fixed asset is not purchased with the intent of immediate resale, but rather for productive use within the entity. An inventory item cannot be considered a fixed asset, since it is purchased with the intent of either reselling it directly or incorporating it into a product that is then sold.
Lower EBIT Margins indicate lower profitability from a company. When comparing against its competitors, investors can determine if lower EBIT margins are due to the competitive landscape (where all companies are having lower margins) or a issue just within the company (where the company is facing lower sales and higher costs).
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