RESTRUCTURING is the termination of employees and the reorganization of those remaining; can include reductions in plant and equipment. Restructuring is usually implemented to realize cost savings.
LITIGATION RISK is an assessment of the likelihood or probability that legal action may be taken, e.g. auditors may encounter an unacceptable level of litigation risk on an assignment where the client has possibly been involved with fraudulent financial reporting.
WEIGHTED AVERAGE COST OF CAPITAL (WACC) is an average representing the expected return on all of a companys securities. Each source of capital, such as stocks, bonds, and other debt, is weighted in the calculation according to its prominence in the companys capital structure.
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