INTEREST PAYABLE see PAYABLE.
STOCKOUT is running out of inventory, e.g. the demand or requirement for an item(s) cannot be fulfilled from existing inventory.
OPERATIONAL GEARING is the higher the proportion of fixed costs relative to variable operating costs, the higher the operational gearing. This results in greater business risk. A retailer has high fixed costs relative to variable costs, so has a lot of business risk. See GEARING and FINANCIAL GEARING.
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