HORIZONTAL COMBINATION Definition

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HORIZONTAL COMBINATION is a business combination of companies with similar functions in the production or sale of comparable products.

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CONSERVATIVE INVESTOR, dependent upon the degree of conservatism, is one that protects and preserves their principal above consideration of capital gains to the point that in the extreme they can be described as being risk averse.

CONTRIBUTION/SALES RATIO (C/S RATIO) is a tool used in profit management. It is important to establish the C/S RATIO: C/S ratio = (Sales revenue - Variable cost of sales)/Sales revenue x 100. If a company achieves a high average marginal profit ratio of say, 40%, it does not mean that it will achieve high profits. The eventual profit will be dependent on the level of fixed costs within the organization.

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