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DISTRIBUTABLE CASH Definition
DISTRIBUTABLE CASH is a common term used by income funds to describe the amount of cash that is available to meet distribution obligations of the fund. Distributable cash does not have a standard meaning and may be calculated differently by different income funds.
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BENCHMARK is a study to compare actual performance to a standard of typical competence; or, a standard for the basis of comparison as being above, below or comparable to.
SALES MULTIPLE is the most widely used valuation benchmark used in the valuation of a business. The information needed are annual sales and an industry multiplier, which is usually a range of .25 to 1 or higher. The industry multiplier can be found in various financial publications, as well as analyzing sales of comparable businesses. This method is easy to understand and use. The sales multiple is often used as the valuation benchmark.