Payback Period

The payback period is the time needed to recover the total cash invested. Payback period is an important factor for taking up any investment or project or not. Projects with shorter time payback period are most preferable than ones with longer payback period.

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Joint Cost

Joint cost is the cost incurred during a manufacturing process. When a manufacturer produces different products with same raw material inputs, then the cost consumed during this whole production process is called joint cost. For example, Dairy firms use milk as the raw material an produces curd, cream, ghee etc.

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Appreciation is the increase in the value of assets over a period of time, unlike depreciation. Appreciation occurred due to certain factors like increase in demand, change in inflation rates etc. It’s totally opposite of depreciation. Appreciation is of two types, capital appreciation & currency appreciation.