COST ALLOCATION Definition

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COST ALLOCATION is the assignment to each of several particular cost-centers of an equitable proportion of the costs of activities that serve all of them, i.e. shared cost pools.

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STRATEGY MAP is the visual representation of an organization’s strategy and the processes and systems necessary to implement that strategy. A strategy map will show employees how their jobs are linked to the organization’s overall objectives.

DIVIDENDS PER SHARE (DPS) ratio is very similar to the EPS: EPS shows what shareholders earned by way of profit for a period whereas DPS shows how much the shareholders were actually paid by way of dividends. The formula: Dividends per share = Dividends paid to equity shareholders / Average number of issued equity shares.

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