INVENTORY VALUATION is the process of assigning a financial value to on-hand inventory, based on standard cost, first-in, first-out (FIFO), last-in, first-out (LIFO), average list price or other method. The method used is determined by a requirement to meet legal or other standards specified by a third party, or by an operational measure found to be useful in analyzing inventory positions.
TOP DOWN is a concept of analyzing a subject, such as costs or revenue, starting from the highest level working towards the bottom.
SPE see SPECIAL-PURPOSE ENTITY.
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