ADMITTED ASSETS are assets whose values are permitted by state law to be included in the annual statement.

ANNUALIZE is a statistical technique whereby figures covering a period of less than one year are extended to cover a 12-month period. The technique, to be accurate, must take seasonal variations into consideration.

PREDICTOR RATIOS: Most ratios are descriptive in nature; that is, they describe the firm as it is now. As you might expect, Predictor Ratios provide suggestions about likely future conditions for the firm. VentureLine provides two industry standard Predictor Ratios:

- Altman Z-Score - a valid predictor or bankruptcy, and,
- Sustainable Growth Rate - shows the degree to which a concern can grow using their retained earnings to fund growth.

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