JATD – Jargon, Acronyms, Terms and their Definitions



As EVA or her guests use these in our conversations, we will add them to our list here:


EVA = Economic Value Added = After-tax profit that exceeds the required minimum return on capital. Computed by deducting the cost of capital (both debt and equity) from the after-tax profit, it is said to be the best measure of the true profitability of an enterprise, and is tied to cash flow and not to earnings per share (EPS). EVA is a registered trademark of the US firm, Stern Stewart & Company.

Angel or Angel Investor = An individual who provides capital to one or more startup companies. The individual is usually affluent or has a personal stake in the success of the venture. Such investments are characterized by high levels of risk and a potentially large return on investment.

VC = Venture CapitalVenture Capital. Funds made available for startup firms and small businesses with exceptional growth potential. Managerial and technical expertise are often also provided.

IPO = Initial Public Offering The first sale of stock by a company to the public.

Pro Forma (statement) = Description of financial statements that have one or more assumptions or hypothetical conditions built into the data. Often used with balance sheets and income statements.

Accredited Investors – Refers to an individual whose net worth, or joint net worth with a spouse, exceeds $1,000,000; or whose individual income exceeded $200,000 or whose joint income with a spouse exceeded $300,000 in each of the 2 most recent years and can be expected to meet that income in the current year. More details of the definitions for investors other that individuals are found in Regulation D of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

LP = Limited Partner – is a member of a partnership whose only financial risk is the amount he or she has invested. In contrast, all the assets of the general partner or partners, including those held outside the partnership, could be vulnerable to claims brought by the partnership’s creditors.

SEC = Securities and Exchange Commission – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is an independent federal agency that oversees and regulates the securities industry in the United States and enforces securities laws.

ROI = return on investment – a measure of the net income a firm’s management is able to earn with its total assets. Return on investment is calculated by dividing net profits after taxes by total assets. Also called rate of return, return on assets.

More financial definitions can also be found at :






EVA = Extra Vehicular Activity = is work done by an astronaut away from the Earth, and outside of a spacecraft. The term most commonly applies to an EVA made outside a craft orbiting Earth (a spacewalk), but also applies to an EVA made on the surface of the Moon (a moonwalk).

NASA = National Aeronautics and Space Administration = the national Space agency of the United States

ISS = International Space Station – International Space Station

Mir = Russian Space station – Mir

OST = Outer Space Treaty

ITAR = International Traffic in Arms Regulations

More Space acronyms are expanded at http://tla.surly.org/



EULA = End User Licensing Agreements

IP = Intellectual Property Intellectual Property

FCC = Federal Communications Commission (USA)

FAA = Federal Aviation Administration (USA)

DoD = Department Of Defense (USA)

FTP = File Transfer Protocol – A communications protocol used to transmit files without loss of data. A file transfer protocol can handle all types of files including binary files and ASCII text files.

Please contact EVA at evainterviews (at) gmail (dot) com if there are terms you would like added to this list. Thanks!


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