AVERAGE SETTLEMENT PERIOD Definition

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AVERAGE SETTLEMENT PERIOD is calculated: For Debtors = Trade Debtors X 365 days / Credit Sales
For Creditors = Trade Creditors X 365 days / Credit Purchases.

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FLOAT is 1. the time between the deposit of checks in a bank and when the amount is truly accessible; 2. the amount of funds represented by checks that have been written but not yet presented for payment. Some entities will play the float by writing checks although there are insufficient funds actually on deposit to cover the checks; and, 3. total shares outstanding less any shares held by officers, directors or beneficial owners of 10% or more. Also called publicly held shares.

GOING PUBLIC refers to those activities that relate to offering a private companys shares to the general investing public including registering with the SEC.

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