DAYS PAYABLE OUTSTANDING (DPO) is an estimate of the length of time the company takes to pay its vendors after receiving inventory. If the firm receives favorable terms from suppliers, it has the net effect of providing the firm with free financing. If terms are reduced and the company is forced to pay at the time of receipt of goods, it reduces financing by the trade and increases the firms working capital requirements. It is calculated: Days Payable Outstanding = 365 / Payables Turnover (Payables Turnover = Purchases / Payables).
CASH & EQUIVALENTS means all cash, marketplace securities, and other near-cash items. Excludes sinking funds.
BID TICK RULE is a NASD rule prohibiting a short sale transaction when the current best bid in a security is less than the previous best bid. That is, when it is on a "down-tick." The bid tick rule does not apply to the OTCBB.
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