CAPITALIZATION RATE Definition

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CAPITALIZATION RATE, also known as CAP RATE, is the rate of return a property will produce on the owners investment. It is stated as a rate of interest or discount rate used to convert a series of future payments into a single present value. In real estate, the rate includes annual capital recovery in addition to interest.

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FUNCTIONAL CURRENCY, generally, is the currency of record for any given entity. Within the context of foreign currency, it is the currency which a foreign subsidiary handles on a day-to-day basis in generating net cash flows. It is normally the currency of the country in which the subsidiary operates, but may be the currency of the parent company.

ATTORNEY'S LETTER is signed by the client's lawyer and addressed to the auditor It is the auditor's primary means to corroborate information furnished by management about litigation, claims, and assessments.

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