Funds From Operations (FFO)

Funds From Operations (FFO)

Funds From Operations (FFO)

Used by real estate and other investment trusts to define the cash flow from trust operations. It is earnings with depreciation and amortization added back. A similar term increasingly used is Funds Available for Distribution (FAD), which is FFO less capital investments in trust property and the amortization of mortgages.

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Funded debt

Funded debt

Funded debt

Debt maturing after more than one year.

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Fundamental descriptors

Fundamental descriptors

Fundamental descriptors

In the model for calculating fundamental beta, ratios in risk indexes other than market variability, which rely on financial data other than price data.

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Fundamental beta

Fundamental beta

Fundamental beta

The product of a statistical model to predict the fundamental risk of a security using not only price data but other market-related and financial data.

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Fundamental analysis

Fundamental analysis

Fundamental analysis

Security analysis that seeks to detect misvalued securities by an analysis of the firm’s business prospects. Research analysis often focuses on earnings, dividend prospects, expectations for future interest rates, and risk evaluation of the firm.

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Fund family

Fund family

Fund family

Set of funds with different investment objectives offered by one management company. In many cases, investors may move their assets from one fund to another within the family at little or no cost.

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Functional currency

Functional currency

Functional currency

As defined by FASB No. 52, an affiliate’s functional currency is the currency of the primary economic environment in which the affiliate generates and expends cash.

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Fully modified pass-throughs

Fully modified pass-throughs

Fully modified pass-throughs

Agency pass-throughs that guarantee the timely payment of both interest and principal. Related: modified pass-throughs

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