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Accretion (of a discount)

In portfolio accounting, a straight-line accumulation of capital gains on a discount bond in anticipation of receipt of par at maturity.


1. The capital gains a bondholder receives when he/she buys a bond at a discount from par and expects it to mature at par. For example, if one buys a bond at 90% of par, the accretion is 10%. Unless the bond is tax exempt, accretion is taxable each year even though the bondholder does not actually receive any payments until maturity. See also: Imputed value.

2. The addition of value as the result of an outside event. For example, an accretive acquisition occurs if an acquisition increases a company's earnings per share.


The accumulation of capital gains on discount bonds with the expectation that the securities will be redeemed at maturity. Excluding municipals, the amount of annual accretion is taxable on an original-issue discount bond even though only a small amount of interest or no interest at all is paid each year. See also imputed interest.


The addition of land through natural causes, such as gradual silting.You will often see accretion used to also describe the addition of land because of receding waters, but this is more properly called dereliction.
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In addition, while the recognition clause may not be determinative of how the new location will ultimately be organized, it definitely will influence any decision regarding whether an accretion has occurred.
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Thereafter, depreciation expense is increased by $330 for each of the remaining seven years of the asset's life, and accretion expense is recorded each year by multiplying the carrying value of the ARO by the company's credit adjusted interest rate of 13%.
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One, the spatial gradients of football recruiting areas will conform to the distance accretion pattern.