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Sustainable growth rate

Maximum rate of growth a firm can sustain without increasing financial leverage.

Sustainable Growth Rate

The amount that a company or economy can grow without having to increase borrowing. A sustainable growth rate is desirable because it satisfies the needs of the company or economy without increasing its fixed costs (in this case, borrowing costs), which can create significant problems if the growth slows or begins to decline.
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Alcedo SGR SpA, an independent fund management company controlled by its management, is one of Italy's most experienced private equity firms and a leader in growth capital investments.
But the Supercommittee could not find consensus on the SGR or many other policy areas.
Congress had a golden opportunity to overhaul the SGR this year by using unspent funds appropriated for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but gave in to political opposition.
Never before has there been such broad and bipartisan support within and outside of Congress for policies to repeal the Medicare SGR formula and to create a better payment system for physician services provided to patients enrolled in Medicare," American College of Physicians President David A.
But the tyranny of the SGR may have outgrown itself.
In recent years, we have had it to the point where the SGR cuts went into effect, and then we had to do things like hold bills for a month or 2 months to resubmit them when the SGR would get patched.
The SGR bonds are special obligations of NYW, payable solely from and secured by a subordinate lien on gross revenues of NYW's combined water and sewer system (the system).
Shortly after the SGR issue was settled this month, a huge health care budget earthquake occurred when several major insurers announced that premiums would be raised by up to 20 percent.
We think that about once a year in every galaxy a quiet neutron star should turn on with magnetar-like outbursts, according to our model for SGR 0418," said Jose Pons of the University of Alacant in Spain.
Now the task of getting a permanent SGR fix will be much more difficult, said Robert Doherty ACP's senior vice-president for government affairs and public policy.
In his proposed budget, President Obama has laid out a plan to pay for the first 2 years of the SGR so that the physician reimbursement rates won't be cut.