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Factor

A financial institution that buys a firm's accounts receivable and collects the accounts.

Factor

A third party that buys a firm's accounts receivable. If a firm is not confident in its ability to collect on its credit sales, it may sell the right to receive payment to the factor at a discount. The factor then assumes the credit risk associated with the accounts receivable. This provides the firm immediate access to working capital, which is important, especially if the firm has a cash flow problem. The price of factoring is determined by the creditworthiness of the firm's customer, not of the firm itself. It is also known as accounts receivable financing.

factor

A firm that purchases accounts receivable from another firm at a discount. The purchasing firm then attempts to collect the receivables.

factor

To sell accounts receivable to another party at a discount from face value. Thus, a firm in need of cash to pay down short-term debt may decide to factor its accounts receivable to another firm.

factor

  1. a firm that purchases TRADE DEBTS from client firms. See FACTORING.
  2. a firm that buys in bulk and performs a WHOLESALING function.
  3. an input (for example raw material, labour, capital) which is used to produce a good or provide a service.

factor

  1. 1a FACTOR INPUT that is used in production (see NATURAL RESOURCES, LABOUR, CAPITAL).
  2. a business that buys in bulk and performs a WHOLESALING function.
  3. a business that buys trade debts from client firms (at some agreed price below the nominal value of the debts) and then arranges to recover them for itself. See FACTOR MARKET, FACTORING.
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Rolling resistance factor (RRF) values measured by both pieces of equipment show excellent correlation (coefficient of correlation = 99%).
The pump branch head curve can be reconstructed based on the manufacturer pump head curve and the resistance factors of all fittings.
Similarly, from Table 4 and Figures 7 and 8, it can be seen that when the core permeability is high (>1000 mD), the resistance coefficient, residual resistance factor, and relative change of permeability in the process of injecting are greater with asphalt particle concentration increased.
9) CCT: Central corneal thickness; CH: Corneal hysteresis; CRF: Corneal resistance factor Table 2: IOP (mm Hg) measured by the Goldmann Applanation Tonometer, Tono-Pen XL, and Ocular Response Analyzer (IOPcc, IOPg) and the mean difference and corresponding P values for IOP measured by different methods compared to the Goldmann Applanation Tonometer in groups 1 and 2 Tonometer G1 IOP (mm Hg) Mean difference in IOP (mean [+ or -] SD) compared to GAT and P value GAT 20.
03 Qmax-maximum urinary flow, PV-prostate volume, mVV-mean voided volume, PVR-post void residual urine, I-PSS International prostatic symptom score, QoL- Quality of life questionnaire, BOOI-bladder outlet obstruction index, URA- group specific urethral resistance factor, LinPURR-Schaefer obstruction class nomogram, OCO-obstruction coefficient * p<0.
The experimental forecasting of freeze-thaw resistance produced very high values of freeze-thaw resistance factor ([K.
Values of Knockdown Dose 50% and Resistance Factor for five pyrethroids applied topically to a laboratory strain and a field population of R.
open porosity and the water vapor diffusion resistance factor are related to water vapor permeability, and saturation moisture content is the maximum value of the moisture retention curve and the upper limit of liquid water permeability.
This study revealed that seismic forces on equipment supporting structures are 20 to 30 % more than ordinary structures due to low lateral force resistance factor.
We relate that to invariance of the oil prices, which form the resistance factor, along with the slight growth at the American grounds.
Interleukin-6 is a pro-inflammatory cytokine and B-cell growth factor and acts as a resistance factor to standard chemotherapy.