Report Analysis - How to Read the Statements

Gross Profit Margin

The difference between the sales price and the cost of the product or service rendered is known as gross profit margin in business.  It is traditionally the amount identified on the income statement or a […]

Report Analysis - How to Read the Statements

Inventory Turnover Rate

One of the many ratios used in business, the inventory turnover rate is often misunderstood, miscalculated and misused.  The traditional business course in academia explains that ideally the inventory turnover ratio (rate) is the highest […]

Transportation

Business Dynamics of Hauling

One of the industries in the transportation sector is materials hauling.  This is your dump truck industry.  All of us see these trucks out on the highway usually hauling gravel or dirt.  To profit well, efficiency […]

Accounting Concepts and Principles

Cost of Sales – Various Formats

Many business owners misunderstand the use of term ‘Cost of Sales’ by restricting it to just simply ‘Cost of Goods Sold’.  Basically, most business entrepreneurs and even accountants don’t realize that it has several different […]