Hidden Asset

(redirected from Hidden Reserves)
Also found in: Legal.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
He vowed that under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Pakistan will be made a developed and prosperous country by utilizing these hidden reserves and will achieve a dignified status in the international community.
Miroslav Zolotarev, the Head of ACEX Group, took part in several round-table discussions within the scope of the forum: “Import substitution: hidden reserves,” and “Industrial parks - industrial infrastructure development system.”
When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had."
When a Katrina-like storm threatens to send them all to sea, she must find hidden reserves of strength to steer her pop to safety in a boat made from the back of a pick-up truck.
The second case concerns tax rules, which Germany imposes on the reinvestment of hidden reserves - and which the Commission considers discriminatory.
The budget 2012 has hidden reserves in the revenue part a BGN 300 M to 500 M, which are concealed on purpose, in order to reach and exceed planned revenues," Dimitrov insists.
This follows a commitment by shareholders to reinvest dividends and management's objective to realise hidden reserves through the sale of real estate assets.
You have hidden reserves of energy and talent that you may not be acknowledging enough.
"It is possible that the central bank has been using its hidden reserves to counter the outflows from the fixed income market," Blair said.
Estimated net known reserves in the disputed fields are a modest 92 million barrels of oil equivalent, but both sides have pursued the issue because there may be larger hidden reserves.
But Gebrselassie, his face twisted in pain, found hidden reserves and with another injection of pace, finally got clear to win in 2hrs 6mins 9secs and scoop $250,000.
"Either Mars has hidden reserves of carbon-dioxide ice that can supply large amounts of carbon-dioxide gas into the atmosphere during warm periods of more recent climate cycles, or Block Island fell billions of years ago," he added.