residual value

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Residual value

Usually refers to the value of a lessor's property at the time the lease expires.

Residual Value

In accounting, an estimate of the value of an asset at the end of its depreciation. For example, a firm's computer depreciates each year. When it breaks down or becomes obsolete, it has a residual value; it is calculated by the best guess of the net cash inflow when it is sold at the end of its life. It will never be above the blue book value.

In price regulated industries, the residual value may be a negative value because it includes the net cash outflow in removing the asset from where it was used. For example, nuclear energy plants must store the nuclear waste at the end of their useful life. This cost is a contributing factor in the residual value. It is also called the salvage value or scrap value. See also: Absolute Physical Life, Obsolescence.

residual value

The price at which a fixed asset is expected to be sold at the end of its useful life. Residual value is used in calculating some types of depreciation. Also called salvage value, scrap value.

residual value


scrap value

the amount for which a FIXED ASSET can be sold at the end of its useful working life. The anticipated residual value is taken into account in calculating the amount of DEPRECIATION to be charged against PROFITS each year for the use of the asset during its life. In many cases residual values are assumed to be nil, given the small residual values of many fixed assets and the difficulties of forecasting what such values may be many years ahead.
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Subject of the public bidding, the third for the year, is a total of 126 residential and commercial lots with aggregate minimum disposal value of P51.
allocated the expenditure on the fixtures to the special rate pool, or the general pool) by a seller and included in a fixed value requirement or a disposal value statement.
This results in an aggregate disposal value after expenses of $137.
This change is also likely to have an adverse affect on the disposal value of property.
Christie + Co is currently acting for Richard Fleming, Michael McLoughlin and Ian Corfield of KPMG, Joint Administrators of First Quench Retailing (FQR) Limited, to advise on the disposal of former First Quench stores, which operated under the well-known Threshers, The Local, Wine Rack, Bottoms Up, Victoria Wine and Haddows brands Steve Rodell, Christie + Co's Head of Bank Support and Business Recovery, looks at how advisors can achieve effective business turnaround as well as maximise disposal value.
Throughout the last century, white goods had a positive economic disposal value," the report, authored by Dennis Siders, notes.
The cash flows should be the best estimates available, weighted by their verifiability, and should include estimated future disposal value.
The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) will sell a total of 118 units of Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) with an aggregate minimum disposal value of P20.
Whether the lifetime of this second scheme is a long one, or a short one, it is clear that pre-96 cattle will never have an opportunity to take advantage of the higher cull prices that will emerge as soon as UK cows are able to be sold on the EU's strong manufacturing beef market, so it is post-96 animals that will have the strongest disposal value.
The amount of the expected write-down exceeds the $55 million amount of assets, net of disposal value, that the Company previously disclosed were subject to review for potential write-downs primarily because the Company now believes that the impairment status of certain assets was inaccurate and that the disposal values of certain assets are less than previously estimated.
City watchers had expected the coffee operations to fetch around pounds 75 million, but the actual disposal value is believed to have come in at under pounds 50 million.