Accounting

How to Calculate the Performance of a Stock That Has Dividends

How to Calculate the Performance of a Stock That Has Dividends

If your stock's price per share does not increase, or even decreases, you may still make a profit if the stock pays dividends. When measuring the performance of a stock that pays ...

Low Gross Profit Margin vs. Low Net Profit Margin

Low Gross Profit Margin vs. Low Net Profit Margin

There are three financial statements that are used to analyze a business's efficiency. The balance sheet, cash flow statement and profit and loss statement -- also called an ...

Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income to Net Cash

Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income to Net Cash

Under both International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, when a statement of cash flows is prepared using the indirect ...

How to Calculate Taxes on a Cash Windfall

How to Calculate Taxes on a Cash Windfall

While a cash windfall like winning the jackpot on a slot machine or winning at the dog track can be thrilling, Uncle Sam also wants his share. Cash windfalls are counted as ...

Absorption Costing vs. Activity Based Costing for Decision Making

Absorption Costing vs. Activity Based Costing for Decision Making

Businesses analyze their costs regularly in order to make sound decisions. These include product costing, service costing and the cost of internal processes. Absorption costing ...

How to Calculate the Dividends Earned From Savings

How to Calculate the Dividends Earned From Savings

The savings account may be the first bank account to which your name was attached. Parents often open savings accounts in their children's names to help kids understand the ...

The Advantages of Whole Life Insurance vs. Fixed Annuities

The Advantages of Whole Life Insurance vs. Fixed Annuities

Annuities are designed to benefit you during your lifetime through periodic income. Life insurance is designed to take care of your loved ones after you die. Both provide the ...

How to Calculate Bad Debt Expense With Percentage of Accounts Receivable

How to Calculate Bad Debt Expense With Percentage of Accounts Receivable

Calculating the bad debt expense for your company requires some analysis of its past rate for collecting receivables. Although you don't base your bad debt estimate using a ...

How to Calculate the Operating Breakeven Point

How to Calculate the Operating Breakeven Point

The operating breakeven point for a business is the point at which sales revenue covers all of the fixed costs and variable costs but produces no profit for the business. A fixed ...

How to Calculate Maximum Theoretical Value of a Bond

How to Calculate Maximum Theoretical Value of a Bond

Bonds offer regular, simple interest coupons payment until the bond matures, at which time the face value of the bond is paid to the investor. Bonds may sell at below face value ...

How to Calculate Annual Totals Percentage

How to Calculate Annual Totals Percentage

Calculating a company's percent of total annual sales for each distinct category assists in identifying sources of sales volume. If you ran a department store, you might want to ...

How to Calculate the Net Advantage of Leasing Based on the Incremental After-Tax

How to Calculate the Net Advantage of Leasing Based on the Incremental After-Tax

One of the toughest decisions a business faces involves whether to lease or to purchase property or equipment. While buying provides the business with a significant asset, it ...

How to Calculate Partnership Buyout

How to Calculate Partnership Buyout

When the time comes to split up a partnership, typically one partner will buy out the other partner. Calculating the cost to purchase a partner's share of a business is second ...

The Tax Law on Foreign Cash Gifts

The Tax Law on Foreign Cash Gifts

The Internal Revenue Service imposes a tax when you make cash gifts to any recipient, regardless of their nationality or country of residence. A U.S. recipient of a foreign cash ...

How to Calculate Accrued Interest Payable

How to Calculate Accrued Interest Payable

Interest payable constantly accrues on a loan, but if you are paying as you go, the interest accrued is not compounded. Therefore, a simple interest formula allows you to compute ...

How Can I Do My Taxes Without My W-2s?

How Can I Do My Taxes Without My W-2s?

The Form W-2 that you receive from your employer each year makes filing your income taxes much easier because all of the information that you need for your tax return is listed in ...

How to Calculate Accrued Interest on Bonds Purchased

How to Calculate Accrued Interest on Bonds Purchased

Accrued interest is the interest that has accumulated on a bond since the last day interest was paid. Interest continues to accrue between the date of your bond purchase and the ...