COOKING THE BOOKS Definition

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COOKING THE BOOKS is when a company fraudulently misrepresents the financial condition of a company by providing false or misleading information.

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CAPITAL EXPENDITURE RATIO is the ratio of capital expenditure and other investments to total assets. It is used as a proxy for growth opportunities in a financial analysis.

CASH PORTION is that percentage of assets consisting of the legal tender of the amounts in question; the balance of which is the non-cash portion; an example, a transaction where a corporation is acquired via a combination of cash and stock.

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