ECONOMIC VALUE ADDED Definition

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ECONOMIC VALUE ADDED (EVA) measures the difference between the return on a company's capital and the cost of that capital. A positive EVA indicates that value has been created for shareholders; a negative EVA signifies value destruction.

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DIRECT LABOR RATE VARIANCE reveals the difference between the standard rate and actual rate for the actual labor hours worked [(standard rate - actual rate) X actual hours].

NAARS is National Automated Accounting Research System.

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