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Earnings Per Share

Earnings per share (EPS) is calculated as a company’s profit divided by the outstanding shares of its common stock. The resulting number serves as an indicator of a company’s profitability. It is common for a company to report EPS that is adjusted for extraordinary items and potential share dilution. The higher a company’s EPS, the…

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ERP System

An ERP System (Enterprise Resource Planning) is a term applied to integrated software systems used to manage the internal and external resources of an organisation. These include the physical assets, financial resources, materials and human resources (or staff). ERP system facilitates the flow of information between all business functions inside the organisation and links to…

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External users (of financial statements)

Also referred to as secondary users are users who have a valid interest but do not have access to daily company records including customers, shareholders,  investors, creditors and the authorities.

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External reporting

Reporting financial information to those users with a legitimate claim to obtain it including shareholders, tax and regulatory authorities as well as the public, as opposed to internal reporting for the benefit of the company’s management team.

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This is the process by which a business owner or venture capitalist plans to ‘cash out’ of an investment they have made in the past , selling off their stake in the company eg an IPO or being purchased by an interested party. An exit stategy is sometimes included in business plans to align end-game…

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The value of a business after all liabilities are paid.  In a company, it refers to the value of all its shares. In property/ mortgage, it refers to the value the house less the outstanding debt.

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EFM Interims

A company owned by EFM that provides interim managers for projects and short term work

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Efficiency of employment

The actually time employees spend on core responsibilities compared to the time they are employed. This is found to be quite low taking into account meetings, training, sick days, office banter, tea breaks, plus other non core activities.

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