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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Another place where you may be able to find hidden value in portfolios is with your clients' life insurance policies.
Many findings in this study point to the hidden value to society of a low cost, adult education model like U3A that utilises the skills of retired experts to provide successful ageing activities for fellow retirees.
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The sale was part of UGB's strategy to focus on investment banking operations and asset management, while simultaneously realising the hidden value of its commercial banking assets.
com) has bolstered the Oreka Total Recorder (TR) software by enabling to be ready to connect into most commercially available speech analytics engines, thereby increasing ability to process call data and uncover hidden value.
The Energy Saving Trust's Hidden Value Guide also reveals that half of UK homeowners believe properties with greener features are easier to sell in the current market and 53% of all householders say they would be willing to pay extra for them.
The Hidden Value Guide revealed that 61 per cent of householders believe greener features are easier to sell in today's market and 64 per cent would be willing to pay more for them.
THE hidden value of unpaid housework has been revealed in a survey.
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.