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COVERAGE OF FIXED CHARGES Definition
COVERAGE OF FIXED CHARGES is computed by taking your net income, before taxes and fixed charges (debt repayment, long-term leases, preferred stock dividends etc.), and dividing by the amount of fixed charges. The resulting number shows your ability to meet your fixed obligations of all types i.e. the higher the number, the better.
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CONSORTIA see CONSORTIUM.
PHYSICAL INVENTORY is the counting of all merchandise or equipment on hand.