AD HOC Definition

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AD HOC is being concerned with a particular end or purpose, e.g., a ad hoc committee established to handle a specific subject.

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RETURN ON ASSETS (ROA) shows the after tax earnings of assets. Return on assets is an indicator of how profitable a company is. Use this ratio annually to compare a business performance to the industry norms: The higher the ratio the greater the return on assets. However this has to be balanced against such factors as risk, sustainability and reinvestment in the business through development costs. 

Higher ROA is better, but extremely high ROA may be an indicator of vulnerability as to any sustainable competitive advantage.

Formula: Earnings After Tax (EAITDA) / Total Assets

ACCUMULATED ADJUSTMENT ACCOUNT (AAA) under Section 1368(e)(1) of the IRS Code provides that the term 'accumulated adjustment account' (AAA) means an account of the S corporation which is adjusted for the S period in a manner similar to the adjustments under 1367 (except that no adjustment shall be made for income (and related expenses) which is exempt from tax under title 26 and the phrase '(but not below)' shall be disregarded in 1367(b)(2)(A)) and no adjustment shall be made for Federal taxes attributable to any taxable year in which the corporation was a C corporation.

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