DCA Definition

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DCA is DURABLE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE. See SUSTAINABLE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE.

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PROFIT MULTIPLE: Profit and sales multiples are the most widely used valuation benchmarks used in valuing a business. The information needed are pretax profits and a market multiplier, which may be 1, 2, 3, or 4 and usually a ceiling of 5. The market multiplier can be found in various financial publications, as well as analyzing the sale of comparable businesses. This method is easy to understand and use. The profit multiple is often used as the valuation ceiling benchmark.

COMMANDER THEORY holds that the goals of the managers of the entity are as equally important as the stockholders. The theory assumes that the "commanders" view will transpose the view of the investor.

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