THREE PERCENT (3%) RULE is a rule used in vesting pension plan benefits. The participants accrued benefit must be at least equal to 3% of the participants normal projected retirement benefit for each year of participation, with a maximum of 100% after 33 1/3 years of participation.
OUTSTANDING SHARES is the number of shares that are currently owned by all investors. It also includes restricted shares (shares owned by officers and insiders of the company) as well as shares held by the public. Shares that the company has repurchased or retired are not considered outstanding stock.
GROSS PROFIT MARGIN ANALYSIS indicates what the companys pricing policy is and what the true mark-up margins are. Calculated by: Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue. See GROSS PROFIT MARGIN ON SALES for more in-depth definition.
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