FIXED ASSETS are those assets of a permanent nature required for the normal conduct of a business, and which will not normally be converted into cash during the ensuring fiscal period. For example, furniture, fixtures, land, and buildings are all fixed assets. However, accounts receivable and inventory are not. Sometimes called PLANT.
An indicator of a sustainable competitive advantage is if valuable assets on the books at valuation indicate that they are valued at < market price. If so, it may tell about the mindset of the firm's management looking for sustainable competitive advantages.
STANDARD DEVIATION is a statistic used to measure dispersion equal to the square root of the arithmetic mean of the squares of the deviations from the arithmetic mean.
RESERVE is an accounting entry that properly reflects contingent liabilities.
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