I am a newer value investor and I am trying to slowly learn. I came across these equations and I am not able to find for sure online or in the books I have available what these abbreviations/acronyms might mean. Any help would be so greatly appreciated:

Gross Inc / TQ

cfEBIT adj / TQ

Net Acos / sh

Any idea what the "TQ", "cfEBIT adj" and "Acos" might stand for?

Also the acronym "CROSIC" as well.

Thank you very much,

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    where did you see these equations? Dec 28, 2021 at 12:45
  • Quibble: Those are formulas, or expressions, not equations; they don't say what the result is supposed to be equal to.
    – keshlam
    Jun 8, 2023 at 12:28

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Without knowing where you are seeing this I'm guessing at some of these.

My guess is that "TQ" = "trailing quarter"

The only "ACO" reference I'm aware of is related to healthcare companies...Accountable Care Organization

CfEbit=cash flow earning before interests and taxes. So they're looking at that amount per share.

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    Good catch on TQ - I was guessing ACOS = Actual (or Average) Cost of Sales but those are pure guesses.
    – D Stanley
    Jan 13, 2022 at 19:00

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