Variable Costs

Variable costs are expenses that increase or decrease as a direct result of increases or decreases in sales or production volume. Learn more about variable cost in this tutorial. Continue reading

Fixed Costs

Fixed costs are defined as any cost or expense that does not vary with changes in the level of business activities like sales or production. Learn more about fixed cost in this tutorial. Continue reading

Break-Even Analysis and the Break-Even Point

When considering the production or sale of a new product or service, businesses often will use break-even analysis and the break-even point to see whether its financially feasible. See how it works in this free tutorial. Continue reading

Study Sheet of Asset Management Ratios

With this printable Smartacus Study Sheet, you can learn all about ratios like Days Sales Outstanding (DSO), Fixed Asset Turnover, Total Asset Turnover, and Inventory Turnover. Continue reading

Study Sheet of Dividend/Market Value Ratios

Use this printable Smartacus Study Sheet to learn about the Dividend Payout Ratio, Dividend Yield Ratio, and Price to Earnings or PE Ratio. Continue reading

Study Sheet of Debt Management Ratios

Learn about Debt Ratio, Debt to Equity Ratio, EBITDA Coverage Ratio, Equity Multiplier, and TIE Ratio with this printable Smartacus Study Sheet. Continue reading

Study Sheet of Profitability Ratios

Basic Earning Power (BEP), Earnings Per Share (EPS), Gross Profit, Profit Margin, Return on Assets (ROA), Return on Equity (ROE), ROA DuPont, and ROE DuPont ratios are all explained on this printable Smartacus Study Sheet. Continue reading

Study Sheet of Liquidity Ratios

Learn about liquidity ratios (current ratio and quick ratio) using this printable Smartacus Study Sheet. Continue reading

Compound Interest Made Simple

Compound interest is the method of finding interest where interest is charged on the principal as well as the interest already accumulated. Review a simpler method for finding compound interest with this tutorial. Continue reading

Average Daily Balance

The Average Daily Balance is the total of the balance at the end of each day during a period divided by the number of days in the period. Learn how to calculate average daily balance (ADB) in this tutorial. Continue reading