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An asset with a long-term useful life that a company uses to make its products or provide its services. Strictly speaking, a fixed asset is any asset that the company does not expect to sell for at least a year, but the term often refers to assets a company expects to have indefinitely. Common examples of fixed assets are real estate and factories, which a company holds for long periods of time.
An asset that is not expected to be turned into cash within one year during the normal course of business. Noncurrent assets include buildings, land, equipment, and other assets held for relatively long periods. Noncurrent assets are generally more profitable than current assets, but they also entail more risk because they are more difficult to turn into cash and are likely to fluctuate in value more than current assets.