ACQUISITION COST Definition

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ACQUISITION COST is the amount, net of both trade and cash discounts, paid for property, plus transportation costs and ancillary costs.

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CONTRA REVENUE ACCOUNT is an account that is offset against a revenue account on the income statement.

EXCESS EARNINGS METHOD is a specific way of determining a value indication of a business, business ownership interest, or security determined as the sum of a) the value of the assets obtained by capitalizing excess earnings and b) the value of the selected asset base. Also frequently used to value intangible assets.

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