CNBC Explains Corporate Accounting

Corporate Accounting

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    By: CNBC Explains

    What is the difference between amortization and depreciation? How do these tools work? Khan of the Khan Academy explains with a side-by-side comparison.

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    By: CNBC Explains

    There are many ways a company can be valued, but one important distinction to make is between its value on paper and the value determined by the market. This video follows from the previous series and outlines two hypothetical companies and how their accounting and valuations are created. Khan of the Khan Academy clarifies the difference between market value and book value.

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    By: CNBC Explains

    Want to be an informed investor? Buckle down and learn to read corporate balance sheets. You need to know how to scrutinize overall expenses and revenues in these corporate snapshots i order to to discern profitability and earnings. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy runs through a hypothetical income statement and identifies what each number means.

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    Star mutual fund managers reveal secrets behind the stock-picking strategies buried in corporate filings.

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    Investors long looked to Alcoa and Intel as earnings bellwethers, but that view is outdated. These companies are the best read on earnings.

  • By: Tim Mullaney, special to CNBC.com

    The average corporate CEO makes 373 times the average worker. Here is a look at how CEO pay is structured and why it's rising.

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    By: CNBC Explains

    Want to be an informed investor? Buckle down and learn to read corporate balance sheets. You need to know how to scrutinize overall expenses and revenues in these corporate snapshots i order to to discern profitability and earnings. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy runs through a hypothetical income statement and identifies what each number means.

  • Sergio Medina carries boxes in the Chiquita banana packing plant located on the Bueso plantation in La Lima, Honduras.

    A once-obscure tax dodge known as a corporate "inversion" is turning the tax reform debate upside down. Here's what you need to know.

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    By: CNBC Explains

    How does fair value differ from the historical cost of assets, and why would these valuations fluctuate? Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains in a simplified example.

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    The new NCAA autonomy rules will allow the five most powerful conferences in college sports to create a new definition of "student-athlete."

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    CNBC explains the brands, labor battles and big contracts that are X's and O's in the playbook of a huge US moneymaker: the NFL economy.

  • Machinists union members and supporters cheer at a rally asking members to vote against a proposed contract Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Seattle.

    The rift between the local and national offices of the IAM has become bigger due to differing approaches taken while dealing with the new Boeing labor contract.

  • A pension liability is the difference between the total amount due and the actual amount of money the company has on hand to make those payments.

  • When it comes to pensions, a guess about a fraction of a percentage point can be worth billions of dollars to big corporations.

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