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BASIC DEFENSE INTERVAL Definition
BASIC DEFENSE INTERVAL (BDI) is a measure that if for some reason all of your revenues were to suddenly cease, the Basic Defense Interval (BDI) helps determine the number of days your company can cover its cash expenses without the aid of additional financing. The BDI is calculated: (Cash + Receivables + Marketable Securities) / ((Operating Expenses + Interest + Income Taxes) / 365) = Basic Defense Interval.
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MARKET TO BOOK VALUE is calculated by dividing the market value (MV) of a company, i.e., the total value of all its outstanding shares, by the value of its tangible assets (TA). Also known as TOBIN RATIO = MV/TA.
CONTRACTUAL ALLOWANCE, in healthcare, is the difference between what hospitals bill and what they receive in payment from third party payers, most commonly government programs; also known as contractual adjustment.