ACTIVITY RATIO Definition

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ACTIVITY RATIO is any accounting ratio that measures a firms ability to convert different accounts within their balance sheets into cash or sales.

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TOTAL ASSET TURNOVER measures managements efficiency in managing all of a firm's assets - specifically the generation of revenues from the firms total investments in assets. This ratio is extremely important in high asset firms such as manufactures and telecommunications companies. Generally, the higher this ratio as compared to like companies or the industry (Formula: Net Revenue / Total Assets):

  •  the smaller the investment required to generate sales, thus the more profitable the firm.
  •  indicates the firm has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

MINIMUM WAGE is the lowest compensation you are allowed to pay an employee for hourly work. It is defined by Federal, state, and sometimes local laws. State or local laws may be more restrictive than Federal law, and certainly may differ.

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