ASSET TURNOVER RATIO Definition

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ASSET TURNOVER RATIO is a general measure of a firms ability to generate sales in relation to total assets. It should be used only to compare firms within specific industry groups and in conjunction with other operating ratios to determine the effective employment of assets. Formula: REVENUE/ASSETS.

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STOCKHOLDER see SHAREHOLDER.

BILLS PURCHASED, in trade finance, allows a seller to obtain financing and receive immediate funds in exchange for a sales document not drawn under a letter of credit. The bank will send the sales documents to the buyers bank on behalf of the seller.

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