Tangible Net Worth


DEFINITION of 'Tangible Net Worth'

A measure of the physical worth of a company, which does not include any value derived from intangible assets such as copyrights, patents and intellectual property. Tangible net worth is calculated by taking a firm's total assets and subtracting the value of all liabilities and intangible assets.

Tangible Net Worth


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BREAKING DOWN 'Tangible Net Worth'

In terms of a consumer, tangible net worth is the sum of all your tangible assets (cash, home, cars, etc) less any liabilities you may have. In the financial markets, tangible net worth represents the amount of physical assets a company has net of its liabilities. Thus, it represents the supposed liquidation proceeds a company would fetch if its operations were to cease immediately and the firm was sold off.

Your personal tangible net worth is also a figure that is worth knowing. Do you know yours? Read How To Calculate Your Tangible Net Worth.

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  1. What are the differences between personal and business tangible net worth?

    The primary difference between personal net worth and business net worth lies in the value assigned to the assets. Tangible ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. In a corporate liquidation, why are unpaid taxes and wages paid before general creditors ...

    The Bankruptcy Code, section 507, states that when a corporation is liquidated, creditors are paid in a particular order: ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. Can working capital be depreciated?

    Working capital as current assets cannot be depreciated the way long-term, fixed assets are. In accounting, depreciation ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. What does high working capital say about a company's financial prospects?

    If a company has high working capital, it has more than enough liquid funds to meet its short-term obligations. Working capital, ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. How can working capital affect a company's finances?

    Working capital, or total current assets minus total current liabilities, can affect a company's longer-term investment effectiveness ... Read Full Answer >>
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