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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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[alfa]=.784) (4 items) FACTOR III. Uso de metodos de ensenanza y de evaluacion tradicionales ([alfa]=.744) (6 items) Escala 2.
1 2 3 Factor III: Control oral Los demas piensan que estoy 1 2 3 demasiado delgado/a.
Factor III loaded items claiming that WWII was a social catastrophe and a cause of the Cold War.
A su vez, el sexo fue una variable significativa en relacion con el TNP (en especial, con el factor III, r= -.207, p [less than or equal to].001, y el factor II, r= -.099, p [less than or equal to].01.
Univariate F-test analysis of the group means indicated that significant differences exist for Factor I (Employer Development), Factor II (Vocational Exploration), Factor III (Basic Placement Activities), and Factor IV (Multi System Facilitation) and one or more of the employment settings at the .01 level of significance.
These skills are variables that constitute Factor III as identified in this study.
Factor I (4 items) and Factor II (5 items) did not appear conceptually distinct; Factor III is the same as the FCCQ-P's Factor II and III.
For the female athlete sample (n = 206), the alpha coefficients were .87 for Factor I, .81 for Factor II, and .51 for Factor III. For the nonathlete female sample (n = 197) the alpha reliability coefficients were .88 for Factor I, .80 for Factor II, and .48 for Factor III.
This procedure resulted in moving items 8 (problem with referral to a specialist) and 10 (rate specialist) from factor III (plan) to factor II (access).
Factor III binds with heparin and then inhibits thrombosis by inactivating Factors II, IX, XI, and XII.
.72900 .74121 Factor III. 10.9% Other school health policies Good and nutritious food is served in our school.
Factor III. Pesaron significativamente sobre este factor cinco enunciados.