ASSET Definition

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ASSET is anything owned by an individual or a business, which has commercial or exchange value. Assets may consist of specific property or claims against others, in contrast to obligations due others. (See also Liabilities).

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CAPITAL EXPENDITURE RATIO is the ratio of capital expenditure and other investments to total assets. It is used as a proxy for growth opportunities in a financial analysis.

DISCOUNTED VALUE is the present value of the sum of future payments after they has been discounted back. The higher the discount rate used, the lower the present value of the future sum.

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