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Net Realizable Value
The net asset value of an asset or investment if it were sold, less the estimated cost of the sale and the amount the seller would have to spend to bring the asset or investment to a state where it can be sold. The NRV is used in GAAP accounting rules to ensure that the value of an asset or investment is not overstated.
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net realizable valuethe amount for which a FIXED ASSET or CURRENT ASSET can be sold, less any selling expenses involved. Net realizable value of an asset may be below its Net Book Value in which case the ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLE of prudence would suggest that the value of the asset in the company's LEDGER accounts should be adjusted downward to avoid overstating asset values in the BALANCE SHEET.
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