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Realize

To close a position such that one finally sees the profit or loss from an investment. For example, if an investor buys a stock at $5 per share and the price goes to $10, the investor has a paper profit of $5 per share. However, if the investor waits to sell the stock until the price drops to $8, he/she only realizes $3 per share in profit. Investors often wait before realizing substantial profits or losses, as locking in a profit may result in higher taxation, while realizing a loss removes the possibility that the investment can be recovered. See also: Cut losses.
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44] As a result, there will be times when an acceptable offer must significantly exceed the net realizable equity in the taxpayer's own assets and future income.
The Pay Governance study found that over a three-year period, cumulative realizable pay from stock incentives at high performing companies was $19 million - 55 percent higher than at comparable low performing companies.
The current value of property deposited in an individual retirement account [IRA] or Keogh plan account should be considered in the computation of realizable equity.
These provisions were deemed appropriate by the board of directors to write these, primarily real estate, assets down to estimated net realizable values at Dec.
The net decrease was offset by (i) a net increase in value of real estate assets under development of $1,747,042 which results primarily from changes in the net realizable value estimates, including the shortening of the discount periods as a result of the passage of time and sales of condominium units and homes and (ii) operating income of approximately $1,272,765 which primarily represents interest income earned from cash and cash equivalents.
On the first issue, discussion centered on whether a write-down of nonmonetary assets (for example, fixed assets or identifiable intangibles) to net realizable value should be reversed.
0 million non-cash charge for a write down of properties to net realizable value.
Loans secured by collateral not readily marketable or susceptible to deterioration in realizable value.
The Ontario government standard offer contract provides a clear opportunity for these projects to become realizable in the near term.
As previously announced, following discussions with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Marriott agreed to change its method of determining net realizable value of assets reported as held for sale.
Dollars) one-time charge against earnings in the third quarter for a number of non-recurring items including the write down of inventory from the 2005 crop to its net realizable value.