What was the Labor Theory of Value?

The Labor Theory of Value was one of the early attempts to explain how market prices form. It followed the idea that the main driver for goods’ value is the labor necessary to produce them. Under the theory, the labor hours it takes workers to produce a commodity is the source of its value. The […]

Obsolete Inventory and How to Deal With It

Most companies in the manufacturing and retail industries have Inventory. Slow-moving and obsolete Inventory can have a severe adverse effect on the profitability of the business. When we can’t realize our goods on hand, they lose value and may become useless for the company. To account for this decrease in value, we write down or […]

Your Business Needs a Flux Analysis

Flux Analysis is a type of comparison technique that helps us understand the changes in a company’s financials from period to period. It is shortened from Fluctuations Analysis and is also sometimes called Horizontal Analysis. We use the method to evaluate the fluctuations in accounts over time. We usually express such changes in both monetary […]

Quick Ratio in Financial Analysis and Modeling

Introduction We perform a liquidity ratio analysis to evaluate the ability of the company to settle its obligations on time. The most common use case is when lenders and creditors want to gain a better understanding of the financial health of a borrower or customer. Analysts use the gained insights to set credit terms and […]

Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) in Financial Modeling

Introduction Investors are continually evaluating different investments, trying to identify the ones that will maximize their returns and wealth. Analysts consider the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) as one of the most accurate ways to calculate the return for any investment with a value that changes over time. CAGR represents the rate of return an […]