ACCOUNTING TERMS - ACCOUNTING DICTIONARY - ACCOUNTING GLOSSARY
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SUNK COST Definition
SUNK COST is the cost expended that cannot be retrieved on a product or service.
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BOND INSURANCE is insurance purchased by bond issuers to guarantee the timely payment of principal and interest, primarily for municipal bond issues. The Municipal Bond Investment Assurance Corp. (MBIA), Federal Guarantee Insurance Corp. (FGIC) and AMBAC Indemnity Corp. (AMBAC) are among the largest insurers. Insured bonds are rated AAA.
DISCOUNTED EARNINGS determines the value of a business based upon the present value of projected future earnings, discounted by the required rate of return (capitalization rate). Usually, the question is how well earnings are projected.