Accounting / July 19, 2018 / Pearl Bailey
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses Often referred to as SG&A, this account comprises a company's operational expenses. Financial analysts generally assume that management exercises a great deal of control over this expense category. The trend of SG&A expenses, as a percentage of sales, is watched closely to detect signs, both positive and negative, of managerial efficiency.
The cash flow-to-debt ratio is the ratio of a company’s cash flow from operations to its total debt. This ratio is a type of coverage ratio, and can be used to determine how long it would take a company to repay its debt if it devoted all of its cash flow to debt repayment. Cash flow is used rather than earnings because cash flow provides a better estimate of a company’s ability to pay its obligations. The ratio is less frequently calculated using EBITDA or free cash flow.
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