EARNED SURPLUS Definition

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EARNED SURPLUS see RETAINED EARNINGS.

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NONCURRENT LIABILITIES are liabilities that represent money the entity owes one year or more in the future. There are many line items in this category, the most important one being long-term debt.

IDLE TIME is unproductive time caused by, e.g., machine breakdowns, shortages of material or inefficient scheduling. The cost of idle time is usually classified as an indirect rather than a direct cost.

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