EBIAT Definition

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EBIAT is Earnings Before Interest After Taxes. It  is a measure of a company's ability to produce income on its operations in a given year. See NOPAT.

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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.

SYNTHETIC LEASE is a transaction that appears, from an accounting standpoint, as a lease, but as a loan from a tax standpoint; resulting in an off-balance sheet account of the financing and the tax benefits that accompany the financed asset.

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