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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See page 10 for information on the simple things you can do to unlock the hidden value of your home, attract buyers and save money on your bills.
Nationally, the hidden value of domestic chores stands at more than pounds 462bn a year, with the average weekly "wage" totalling pounds 151.
It is this hidden value that creditors are now seeking to unlock, says Mr Davoile.
Upon inspection, Dan-Mar found hidden value in thousands of generic MINI PCI WLAN cards that had a retail value of $26 instead of their commodity value of $.
Lynn Brewer, the former Enron executive who exposed the massive fraud at the firm, attracted 250 participants when she spoke at a seminar on "The value of integrity--understanding the hidden value of intangibles" in Kuala Lumpur in September.
He built the Slater Walker empire by spotting the hidden value of assets in public companies which he then sold for a huge profit.
Caterina Lasome, and Michael Greenly published an article in the June issue of the Army Nurse Corps newsletter titled, "Army Nurse Informatics Specialty Graduates: The Hidden Value Nurse Executives Can Expect to Realize.
An informational approach was used to explain McKeough's view of the market and develop the Unique Selling Proposition: his ValuVesting System that accurately identifies hidden value in stocks, Huey said.
Through the working strategies and techniques created at Mercer, Value Nets: Finding the Hidden Value in Your Supply Chain draws from the company's approach and demonstrates how the supply chain is a key driver of corporate value.
Enhanced titles describe the article's content by identifying key concepts and the often hidden value of a record.
But even single sets of new images have a hidden value, he says.