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Programming

What is Programming? Programming is the process of writing instructions for a computer to perform. It is similar to a recipe for humans. A recipe contains a list of actions for humans to create a meal, and programs are actions for computers to follow. Programming is now a handy skill for many career paths, including…

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Working Capital Formula

What is the Working Capital Formula? The working capital formula is: Working Capital = Current Assets – Current Liabilities The working capital formula tells us the short-term liquid assets available after short-term liabilities have been paid off. It is a measure of a company’s short-term liquidity and is important for performing financial analysis, financial modeling,…

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Stock Option

What is a Stock Option? A stock option is a contract between two parties that gives the buyer the right to buy or sell underlying stocks at a predetermined price and within a specified time period. A seller of the stock option is called an option writer, where the seller is paid a premium from…

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Current Portion of Long-Term Debt

Current Portion of Long-Term Debt Long-term debt is debt with a maturity of longer than one year. This can be anywhere from two years, to five years, ten years, or even thirty years. The current portion of long-term debt is the amount of principal and interest of the total debt that is due to be…

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Current Debt

What is Current Debt? Current debt includes the formal borrowings of a company outside of accounts payable. This appears on the balance sheet as an obligation that must be paid off within a year’s time. Thus, current debt is classified as a current liability. This is not to be confused with the current portion of…

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Days Sales Outstanding (DSO)

What is Days Sales Outstanding (DSO)? Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) represents the average number of days it takes credit sales to be converted into cash or how long it takes a company to collect its account receivables. DSO can be calculated by dividing the total accounts receivable during a certain time frame by the total…

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Types of SEC Filings

What are the Main Types of SEC Filings? If you are a serious investor or finance professional, knowing and being able to interpret the various types of SEC filings will help you in making informed investment decisions. Publicly traded companies are required by the law to disclose relevant information concerning their business and corporate structure….

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SEC Filings

What are SEC Filings? SEC filings are financial statements, periodic reports, and other formal documents that public companies, broker-dealers, and insiders are required to submit to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The SEC was created in the 1930s with an aim to curb stock manipulation and fraud that was taking place among companies….

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Sales Tax Decalculator

What is a Sales Tax Decalculator? A sales tax decalculator will tell you the pre-tax price of a good or service when the total price and tax rate are known. You can download our free Excel template to determine the pre-tax price.   How the Sales Tax Decalculator Works The Excel sales tax decalculator works…

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Countif Multiple Criteria (Excel)

How to countif multiple criteria? The Excel formula to countif multiple criteria is =countifs(). The “s” on the end makes it plural and therefore implies that there are multiple criteria (2 or more). In the examples and illustrations below in this tutorial will show you exactly how to use COUNTIFS in Excel.   How to use…

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