FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS Definition

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FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS is analysis of a companys financial statement, usually by accountants or financial analysts. Usually includes indepth financial ratio analysis comparisons over time periods.

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RELEVANCE CONCEPT refers to the capacity of accounting information to make a difference to the external decision makers who use financial reports.

LABOR THROUGHPUT VARIANCE reveals potential constraints on throughput caused by changes in the mix of products being produced. It is computed the way the traditional labor "efficiency" variance is computed but aggregated at a fairly high level (e.g., total plant or total department) and expressed as percent of actual clocked production hours vs. standard production hours.

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