ACCRETION Definition

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ACCRETION is the adjustment of the difference between the price of a bond purchased at an original discount and the par value of the bond; or, asset growth through internal growth, expansion or natural causes, e.g. the aging of wine or growth of timber/trees.

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FIFO (first-in, first-out) is an inventory cost flow whereby the first goods purchased are assumed to be the first goods sold so that the ending inventory consists of the most recently purchased goods.

CASH FLOW / CURRENT PORTION OF LONG TERM DEBT is a measure of the firms ability to meet its obligations with internally generated cash.

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