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Inflation Definition Inflation is the rate at which the general level of prices for goods and services is rising and, consequently, the purchasing power of currency is falling. More
Discount Rate Definition The discount rate can refer to either the interest rate that the Federal Reserve charges banks for short term loans or the rate used to discount future cash flows in discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis. More
Economies of Scale Economies of scale are cost advantages reaped by companies when production becomes efficient. More
Free Cash Flow (FCF) Free cash flow represents cash a company can generate after accounting for capital expenditures needed to maintain or maximize its asset base. More
Quick Ratio The quick ratio or acid test is a calculation that measures a company’s ability to meet its short-term obligations with its most liquid assets. More
Leverage Definition Leverage results from using borrowed capital as a source of funding when investing to expand the firm's asset base and generate returns on risk capital. More
Enterprise Value Enterprise value (EV) is a measure of a company's total value, often used as a comprehensive alternative to equity market capitalization. EV includes in its calculation the market capitalization of a company but also short-term and long-term debt as well as any cash on the company's balance sheet. More