ESCHEAT is the reversion of property to the state (government) in the absence of legal heirs or claimants.
FIXED OVERHEAD is those costs like rent, utilities, basic telephone, loan payments, etc., that stay the same whether sales go up or down. Variable overhead, on the other hand, are those costs which vary directly with production.
IMPLIED DIVIDEND RATE is the basis for calculating yields on adjustable-rate preferreds; assumes that the dividend rate will remain the same as the index rate for all future dividends.
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