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Can residual income or EVA ever be negative? What is the meaning of negative residual income or EVA?

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Describe whether residual income or EVA can be negative. Also, describe the meaning of negative residual income and negative EVA.

Explanation

Residual Income:

Residual income can be determined by deducting the minimum dollar return on the operating assets of the company from the amount of operating income.

Economic Value Added (EVA):

Economic value added can be calculated by deducting the dollar amount of capital employed from the operating income after tax. The dollar amount of capital employed can be calculated by multiplying the capital employed by the percentage of the cost of capital...

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