David J Hoare MSA

I spent 12 years as a Certified Public Accountant. I have over 25 years of practice in accounting and consulting. I've held positions as a controller in closely held operations, board member for non-profits and as the primary contact in governmental audits (IRS and state level). My education includes both a bachelors and masters degree in accounting. I've prepared over 1,000 business tax returns and hundreds of individual returns. I care about success for the people I work with in business.

Railroad Stock – Discovering Opportunities

Railroad stocks are solid and steady investments. There is limited downside risk and adequate historical data to illustrate buy and sell points for an investor. If properly applied, an investor should earn yields of 18 to 30% year on year. Learn how to develop the investment model for this particular industry.

Railroad Stock Investments – The Standard of Measurement to Buy and Sell Railway Stock

The transportation sector of the United States economy is comprised of nine industrial groups.  One particular group moves more volume of tonnage based on ton miles than any other form of transportation – Railroads.  In accordance with the Federal Department of Transportation, railroads move 39.5% of all freight in the US (based on ton miles which is the length freight travels).  It’s a $60 Billion industry with over 140,000 miles of track.  It is dominated by seven major carriers (referred to as Class I Railways).

Job Costing

Job costing is one of the forms of cost accounting.  It is used in conjunction with financial accounting to alert management about profitability with production. A common thread that binds job costing is a signed contract. 

QuickBooks Online – An Accountant’s Review: ‘D+’

QuickBooks Online

The first time I used QuickBooks, it was the DOS version.  That was over 20 years ago.  Today, there are a multitude of versions for QuickBooks.  QuickBooks Online doesn’t measure up to Intuit’s Enterprise versions.  It isn’t even close.  There are many issues the Online version has and thus the end reporting function is limited.  However, there are a few interesting advantages.  This accountant’s review helps the reader to understand the advantages and issues the Online version has.

Billings in Excess

‘Billings in excess’ is a construction industry financial term referring to the dollar value of charges to customers in excess of the costs and profits earned to date.  It is reported on the balance sheet in the current liabilities section.  It is in effect, the dollar value the contractor owes back to the customer for incomplete work.

Valuation Ratios

Valuation Ratios

Valuation ratios are the only group of business ratios that are externally and not internally driven.  The market dictates valuation ratios.  All three core valuation ratios are determined by the market price of the stock.  All three have the same numerator, the market share price or market capitalization value of the company. 

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