acquisition cost

Dictionary of Accounting Terms for: acquisition cost
acquisition cost

price paid to buy goods, services, or assets. It equals the list price plus normal incidental costs to acquire the item including preparation, transportation, and installation.

Dictionary of Business Terms for: acquisition cost
acquisition cost

price and all fees required to obtain a property. For example, XYZ Corp. purchases a property for $90,000 plus $5,000 in closing cost (attorney’s fees, loan fees, appraisal costs, title insurance and loan discount points). XYZ’s acquisition cost is $95,000.

Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms for: acquisition cost
acquisition cost

Finance: price plus closing costs to buy a company, real estate or other property.
Investments: sales charge incurred to buy a load fund or the original price, plus brokerage commissions, of a security. See also tax basis.

Dictionary of Insurance Terms for: acquisition cost
acquisition cost

expense of soliciting and placing new insurance business on a company’s books. It includes agent’s commissions, underwriting expenses, medical and credit report fees, and marketing support services. Because of competition, significant efforts are made by insurance companies to lower acquisition costs. Traditional captive agent companies have often turned to brokerage as additional distribution or sole distribution channels for this reason.

Dictionary of Marketing Terms for: acquisition cost
acquisition cost

all promotion costs associated with securing a new subscriber or customer, such as list rental fees, design and production of a direct-mail package, and postage for the package and the reply.

Dictionary of Real Estate Terms for: acquisition cost
acquisition cost

the price and all fees required to obtain a property.

Example: Abel purchases property for $90,000 plus $5,000 in closing costs (attorney’s fees, loan fees, appraisal costs, title insurance, and loan discount points). Abel’s acquisition cost is $95,000.

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