ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER Definition

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ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER (OEM) is a company that builds components or systems that are used in systems or products sold by another company using the purchasing companys brand. Sometimes referred to as "private label."

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INCOME CAPITALIZATION: First you must determine the capitalization rate - a rate of return required to take on the risk of operating the business (the riskier the business, the higher the required return). Earnings are then divided by that capitalization rate. The earnings figure to be capitalized should be one that reflects the true nature of the business, such as the last three years average, current year or projected year. When determining a capitalization rate you should compare with rates available to similarly risky investments.

SUSTAINABILITY ACCOUNTING involves linking sustainability initiatives to the entity's strategy, evaluating risks and opportunities, and providing measurement, accounting and performance management skills to ensure that sustainability is embedded into the day-to-day operations of the entity. 

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