GEARING Definition

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GEARING is the proportion of the capital employed of a company that is financed by lenders rather than shareholders.

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REALIZABLE VALUE is the expected proceeds from converting assets into cash.

OTHER LONG-TERM ASSETS includes long-term assets not included into the investments, fixed, or intangible assets categories. Those other assets may be that part of prepaid expenses that will start expiring more than a year after the balance sheet date, or the cash surrender value of life insurance on company officers, etc.

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