GROSS PROFIT MARGIN ANALYSIS indicates what the companys pricing policy is and what the true mark-up margins are. Calculated by: Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue. See GROSS PROFIT MARGIN ON SALES for more in-depth definition.
DEFEASANCE is a. the release of a debtor from the primary obligation for a debt. A legal defeasance could take place in absolute terms, i.e., the debt could cease to exist for anyone (by being forgiven or set aside), or the creditor could formally recognize that another party has taken over the primary obligation for the debt; and, b. in securities, a technique used by bond issuers to discharge old, low-rate debt by purchasing a smaller amount of higher-yielding U.S. Treasury debt. The Treasuries are held in trust to service the old debt being retired.
DIVESTITURE is the sale by a company of a product line, a subsidiary or a division.
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