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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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Illustrations 8 and 9 involve a member's reliance on assumptions about residual value in equipment leasing transactions.
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The residual value is the projected value of the vehicle at the end of the lease term.
That's the difference between the residual value (what the car is worth at lease end) and the net capitalized cost (what you pay for the car).
Because a typical vehicle will have a useful life of five or more years, there is a substantial residual value at the end of the lease, often around 50 percent of the vehicle's original cost.
It examines the following: * the annual projected after-tax cash flows the foundry will generate; * the cash flows discounted at an appropriate rate of return, taking into account the relative risk of not realizing the projected cash flow and the time value of encumbered funds; * the estimated residual value of the asset at the end of its remaining useful life; * the residual value converted to its present value equivalent; * the present value of the after-tax cash flow combined with the present value of the determined residual.