ACCOUNTS PAYABLE TO SALES Definition

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ACCOUNTS PAYABLE TO SALES measures the speed with which a company pays vendors relative to sales. Numbers higher than typical industry ratios suggest that the company is using suppliers assets (cash owed) to fund operations.

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EXEMPTED SECURITY is a security that is exempted from SEC regulations, including margin rules. Such securities include U.S. Treasury and government agency securities and municipal securities designated by the SEC.

LCM RULE is an abbreviation for lower-of-cost-or-market rule. LCM requires that an asset be reported on the financial statements at the lower of purchase cost or market value.

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