Hidden Asset

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Hidden Asset

Value that a person or company possesses that does not appear on its balance sheet. One may have a hidden asset due to an accounting convention. For example, a company may be required to depreciate an asset faster than its actual value declines. This results in a higher net worth for the company than would be reflected in its books. A hidden asset is also called a hidden reserve or a hidden value.
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Estimated net known reserves in the disputed fields are a modest 92 million barrels of oil equivalent, but both sides have pursued the issue because there may be larger hidden reserves.
But Gebrselassie, his face twisted in pain, found hidden reserves and with another injection of pace, finally got clear to win in 2hrs 6mins 9secs and scoop $250,000.
Either Mars has hidden reserves of carbon-dioxide ice that can supply large amounts of carbon-dioxide gas into the atmosphere during warm periods of more recent climate cycles, or Block Island fell billions of years ago," he added.
Hidden reserves Experts consider that Libyan oil and gas reserves are considerably higher than the officially listed figure of 41.
But you might do better to look inward, at those hidden reserves of energy and resources within yourself, which could be harnessed in any such crisis.
Henderson uses the term "no seeums" in describing the hidden reserves of copper, PGM's (platinum group metals) and other minerals existing in their properties that are not easily visible to the eye.
Maybe there is something in this, for Bush, like the fictional Hacker, had hidden reserves of ruthlessness and low cunning to help him achieve his high ambitions.
The good news is most new parents discover hidden reserves of strength and patience they didn't know they had.
The game appeared up for Australia when all-rounder Ian Harvey was run out in the 31st over --but yet again they were able to draw on the hidden reserves for which they have become renowned.
We need to unlock the hidden reserves in the supply chain and only then can we satisfy consumer expectations.
New techniques, including GX Technology's proven seismic imaging capability and expertise, will enable Tuscan Energy, along with its partner Acorn Oil North Sea, to find and produce hydrocarbons from Britain's oldest North Sea oil field which is estimated to contain more than 40 million barrels of hidden reserves.
TABLE 2 Hidden Reserves and Opening Bids No Reserve Open Open All Auctions <$100 >$100 Number of auctions 460 111 26 Reserve not met Month (Jan = 1) 4.