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what's revenue?

the amount of income a firm receives from producing and selling a specific number of goods

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what are costs?

the costs of producing a specific number of goods

3

profit is...

a profit is made when a firms revenue is greater than its total costs

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define gross profit

the difference between a firms revenue and the cost of making or buying the products sold i.e. cost of sales

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what is net/operating profit?

the profit left after all the operating costs incurred in the normal trading activities of the business are deducted from revenue

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what is profit for the year?

the is a measure of a firms profit after a wider range of expenditure and incomes have been taken into account and after tax has been deducted

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what is investment (capital expenditure)?

the purchase of assets such as property and equipment that will be used by a business for a considerable time

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what's return on investment?

a measure of the efficiency of an investment in financial terms, often used to compare the returns of alternative investment opportunities

9

define debt

money owed by an individual or organisation that need to be repaid by an agreed date

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what's long term funding?

money provided to a business that does not have to be repaid within a year it can be debt or share capital

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define capital structure

the way a firm has raised the capital it requires to purchase its assets. it could be by borrowing, reinventing profit of issuing shares

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what's cash flow?

the continuous movement of money into and out of a business

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what's a financial objective?

the targets that the finance department may pursue