CONTRIBUTION MARGIN Definition

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CONTRIBUTION MARGIN (CM) is the difference between sales and the variable costs of the product or service, also called marginal income. It is the amount of money available to cover fixed costs and generate profits.

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ESTIMATION SAMPLING is sampling to estimate the actual value of a population characteristic within a range of tolerable misstatement.

STRIPS, in securities, is dividing a Treasury bond or mortgage-backed security into its principal and interest payments and selling the claims to these payments as new and separate securi­ties. The principal portion is called a principal only (PO) security, and the interest portion is called an interest only (IO) security

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