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On Expensing and Capitalization

What kind of charges should be expensed and what kinds should be capitalized? To me, a charge can be capitalized only if it satisfies all of the following conditions: the company has a legal right to collect the service paid for in advance the charge is written off during the specified time of service the … Continue reading

Analyzing Growth via Acquisitions and Debt

Recently I was looking at John Wiley & Sons (JWA). One of its stated aims is to grow the company by making acquisitions, which it does several times a year. In that situation, revenues, assets, liabilities, equity, etc. will grow as the financials of the acquired company are added onto JWA’s financials. How then do you … Continue reading

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