Hidden values


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Hidden values

Valuable assets owned by a company that are not accurately reflected in its stock price at a particular time.

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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Clearly Jack Edwards has the experience in identifying business opportunities with hidden values," said Pat Broe, President and CEO of The Broe Companies.
San Francisco is a marketplace with a number of hidden values and we intend to put a tremendous amount of time and effort here in uncovering those opportunities," said Tom Bracken, Managing Director for Broe in San Francisco.
Absent such capital, we have been trapped in what has at times seemed like a downward spiral, unable to unlock these hidden values and the income streams they could represent.
Many of these once-stodgy companies have made strategic investments in e-commerce and telecom, and now offer some hidden values.
According to Gentile, GGFP's mission is "to use non-traditional insurance and reinsurance products as tools to help our clients release hidden values on their balance sheets.
Although the company's published solvency margin is low at 23% (1997), the ratio increases to 62% when adjusting Nacional's equity base for hidden values on its balance sheet.
significant hidden values on Mapfre's balance sheet, arising from
2% is a conservative figure, in view of the significant hidden values on Mapfre's balance sheet, arising from reporting of affiliated investments at cost.