UNCOLLECTIBLE ACCOUNT EXPENSE, also known as a bad-debt expense, is that expense incurred in the unsuccessful attempt to realize payment of a Account Receivable. Uncollectible account expenses must be incurred in the time period in which the related sales are made, e.g. an AR that originates from a credit sale in January and is determined to be uncollectible in June represents an expense in January.
CLOSELY HELD is a description of a corporation whose voting stock is owned by a very small number of shareholders.
YIELD TO PUT is the effective annual rate of return a bond earns assuming it is held until the bond's put date, not maturity, and is put (sold) to the issuer at a specific price (put price).
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