EARN-OUT Definition

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EARN-OUT refers to an additional payment in a merger or acquisition that is not part of the original acquisition cost, which is based on the acquired company's future earnings relative to a level determined by the merger agreement.

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ORDER is a listing of goods or services requested from a supplier with specifications and desired delivery method.  A company starts the purchase process internally with a requisition, which results in an order being transmitted to a supplier.  When the supplier ships the goods or provides the service, an invoice is sent to the customer telling the customer the specifications, delivery method, and price of those goods or services.

PAYABLES TURNOVER is calculated: Payables Turnover = Purchases / Payables.

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