FINRA REGULATION is an independent subsidiary of FINRA that regulates the activities of broker/dealers in the over-the-counter industry and the NASDAQ Stock Market. FINRA Regulation carries out its regulatory responsibilities through education, examinations, market surveillance, registration of securities personnel, advertising and underwriting reviews, disciplinary actions for rule violations, investigation of customer complaints, and forums to resolve disputes. FINRA Regulation also regulates the sale of mutual funds, direct participation programs, and variable annuities.
PROFIT MULTIPLE: Profit and sales multiples are the most widely used valuation benchmarks used in valuing a business. The information needed are pretax profits and a market multiplier, which may be 1, 2, 3, or 4 and usually a ceiling of 5. The market multiplier can be found in various financial publications, as well as analyzing the sale of comparable businesses. This method is easy to understand and use. The profit multiple is often used as the valuation ceiling benchmark.
PIERCING THE CORPORATE VEIL is a legal concept through which a corporations shareholders, who generally are shielded from liability for the corporations activities, can be held responsible for certain actions.
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