cash flow

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cash flow,

n the reported net income of a corporation plus amounts charged off for depreciation, depletion, amortization, and extraordinary charges to reserves, which are bookkeeping deductions not paid out in actual dollars and cents. A measurement tool used in recent years to offer a better indication of the ability of a company to pay dividends and finance expansion from self-generated cash than the conventional reported net income figure.
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Expedient dispute resolution also produces two other benefits: 1) it increases cash flow by releasing payments that have been delayed due to a pending dispute; and 2) it reduces disputed amounts often conceded to the customer for no reason other than extreme age.
Pro forma cash flow in the form of business plans, projected rent rolls, annuities, escrowed mortgage payments, etc.
Since each projected lifetime produces a unique set of future cash flows, the distribution of lifetimes translates into a distribution of present values of cash flows or settlement prices.
Depositing checks promptly also would help your business's cash flow.
Prepare detailed assumptions related to aspects of the business that influence cash flow.
Cash flow is simply the money going into a business and out again--cash on hand and/or in a business account that's used to pay company bills, salaries, and other expenses.
The statement goes on to explain that quoted market prices in active markets are superior to other valuation techniques, including the present value of future cash flows, (discounted in this step at a rate commensurate with the risk involved), option-pricing models, matrix pricing, option-adjusted spread models, and fundamental analysis.
But cash flow management had been a priority at the company since CEO Richard Laporte arrived in 1990.
Music division cash flow rose to $101 million from $96 million due to cost cutting and albums from Cher and Tim McGraw.
A cash flow analysis of relevant bank account records clearly revealed that Hodson did not invest any of his victims' money into major corporations or Swiss banks.
AEI is moderately leveraged with debt and cash flow levels consistent with the rating category.
First, increase the amount of cash flows expected at any point in time.