FINANCIAL FORECASTS Definition

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FINANCIAL FORECASTS are prospective financial statements that present expected future financial position, results of operations, and cash flows based on expected conditions, i.e. a financial forecast is of the most likely future scenario.

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PARI PASSU is to do or apply something at an equal pace or rate. In finance, it is used in reference to two classes of securities or obligations that have equal entitlement to payment.

RETURN ON EQUITY (ROE) measures the overall efficiency of the firm in managing its total investments in assets and in generating a return to stockholders. It is the primary measure of how well management is running the company. ROE allows you to quickly gauge whether a company is a value creator or a cash consumer. By relating the earnings generated to the shareholders equity, you can see how much cash is created from the existing assets. Clearly, all things being equal, the higher a companys ROE, the better the company. Formula: Net Income / Stockholders Equity

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