WRITE-DOWN Definition

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WRITE-DOWN is the reduction in the book value of an asset.

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IMAD, dependent upon usage, is Input Messaging Accountability Data: A time stamp that is assigned to a Fedwire message when it is processed by the Federal Reserve Bank Funds Transfer application; or, Information Management Assimilation & Delivery; or, Industrial Management and Distribution System.

RETURN ON EQUITY (ROE) measures the overall efficiency of the firm in managing its total investments in assets and in generating a return to stockholders. It is the primary measure of how well management is running the company. ROE allows you to quickly gauge whether a company is a value creator or a cash consumer. By relating the earnings generated to the shareholders equity, you can see how much cash is created from the existing assets. Clearly, all things being equal, the higher a companys ROE, the better the company. Formula: Net Income / Stockholders Equity

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