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FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS Definition
FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS is analysis of a companys financial statement, usually by accountants or financial analysts. Usually includes indepth financial ratio analysis comparisons over time periods.
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VISUAL-FIT METHOD is a cost estimation method where an analyst examines a cost by plotting points on a graph (called a scatter diagram) and places a line through the points to yield a cost function. This method is more objective than the account-classification method, but it is still lacking because two cost analysts could (and likely would) visually fit different lines. Such an approach is useful, though, because it helps spot non-representative data points, or outliers.
WORK-OF-ART is a product of one of the fine arts; especially a painting or sculpture of artistic merit.