COMPLETED CONTRACT METHOD OF ACCOUNTING is a method of revenue recognition for long-term contracts (i.e., contract which span more than one accounting period) whereby the total contract revenue and related cost of performance are recognized in the period in which the contract is completed. This method stands in contrast to the percentage-of-completion method of accounting and is most often used when significant uncertainty exists with respect to the total cost of performing the contract and, accordingly, the ultimate amount of profit to be recognized thereon.
NET LOSS is the amount by which total of costs and expenses exceeds total revenue in an accounting period.
DEDICATED PORTFOLIO, in securities, is a portfolio where the cash flow from assets is matched in timing and amount to known liabilities.
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