tangible assets

Tangible Asset

In accounting, any asset that can be seen and touched. Tangible assets include things that can be reproduced, such as widgets or a widget factory, and things that cannot be reproduced, such as the land upon which the widget factory is built. Tangible assets are comparatively easy to price, and therefore they are often used to express the value of a company. However, because they do not include intangible but still valuable things like patents and brand recognition, they may not truly express a company's value. Less commonly, tangible assets are called hard assets. See also: Intangible Assets.
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tangible assets

any physical ASSETS such as plant, machinery, equipment, vehicles and STOCK that have a money value. Compare INTANGIBLE ASSETS.
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Illustration by Leandro Castelao 1975 1985 1995 2005 2010 Tangible assets as a 83% 68% 32% 20% 20% proportion of the market value of the S&P 500 Intangible assets as a 17% 32% 68% 80% 80% proportion of the market value of the S&P 500 NB: In 2009 tangible assets as a proportion of total market value in the S&P 500 hit a peak of 81 percent.
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