CAPITAL MAINTENANCE Definition

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CAPITAL MAINTENANCE contains two concepts, a financial concept and a physical concept. Most entities adopt a financial concept of capital maintenance. Under this concept a profit is earned only if the monetary amount of net assets at the end of the period, excluding distributions/contributions to/from owners, exceeds the monetary amount of net assets at the beginning of the period. Financial capital maintenance is usually measured in monetary units; however, the requirement to report the impact of hyperinflation results in the measurement of assets and liabilities in monetary units of constant purchasing power.

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C&I (COST & INSURANCE), in a price that is quoted 'C&I', means that the cost of the product and insurance are included in the quoted price. In this case, the cost of shipping would be borne by the buyer.

PREPAID RENT see PREPAID EXPENSES.

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