BASE PERIOD Definition

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BASE PERIOD is a specified time period under which data is gathered, analyzed and used as a benchmark against which comparative financial or economic data from other periods is measured.

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ASSET VALUATION is the process of determining the current worth of a portfolio, company, investment, or balance sheet item. The term is often used to describe the worth of an asset which may be incorporated into company accounts, where the ownership of the asset is not necessarily to be transferred but the valuation is required for the balance sheet, company takeovers, share flotation or mortgages.

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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