Average collection period, or days' receivables

Definition:

The ratio of accounts receivables to sales, or the total amount of credit extended per dollar of daily sales (average AR/sales 365).

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Effective margin (EM)

Used with SAT performance measures, the amount equal to the net earned spread, or margin of income, on assets in excess of financing costs for a given interest rate and prepayment rate scenario.

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