Undisclosed Reserves

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Undisclosed Reserves'

The unpublished or hidden reserves of a financial institution that may not appear on publicly available documents such as a balance sheet, but are nonetheless real assets, which are accepted as such by most banking institutions.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Undisclosed Reserves'

Undisclosed Reserves are generally described as such only in the banking industry as it applies to capital requirements and are designated as Tier 2 capital along with revaluation reserves and general provisions. Tier 1 or, core, capital is mainly composed of stockholders' equity in the company.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Tier 1 Capital

    A term used to describe the capital adequacy of a bank. Tier ...
  2. Fractional Reserve Banking

    A banking system in which only a fraction of bank deposits are ...
  3. Revaluation Reserve

    An accounting term used when a company has to enter a line item ...
  4. Tier 2 Capital

    One of two categories by which a bank's capital is divided. Tier ...
  5. General Provisions

    A balance sheet item representing funds set aside by a company ...
  6. Retail Banking

    Typical mass-market banking in which individual customers use ...
Related Articles
  1. Options & Futures

    Explaining The World Through Macroeconomic Analysis

    From unemployment and inflation to government policy, learn what macroeconomics measures and how it affects everyone.
  2. Retirement

    What Was The Glass-Steagall Act?

    Established in 1933 and repealed in 1999, the Glass-Steagall Act had good intentions but mixed results.
  3. Stock Analysis

    Freeport-McMoRan Is Seeking A Helping Hand

    Freeport-McMoRan doesn't have the cash to invest in its planned oil and gas developments, which is forcing it to look for help in funding these projects.
  4. Fundamental Analysis

    What's Fair Value?

    Fair value has three different meanings depending on the context.
  5. Investing

    Understanding Accumulated Depreciation

    Depreciation is a rough approximation, in dollar terms, of the wear and tear on an asset. So the accumulated depreciation is the aggregate of the wear and tear on the asset from all prior time ...
  6. Stock Analysis

    Chesapeake Energy Sees History Repeating Itself

    Chesapeake was on the wrong side of natural gas when its price plunged in 2012, and it appears to be repeating itself after the price of oil plummeted.
  7. Investing Basics

    What are Financial Statements?

    Financial statements are a picture of a company’s financial health for a given period of time at a given point in time. The statements provide a collection of data about a company’s financial ...
  8. Investing

    Deferred Tax Liability

    Deferred tax liability is a tax that has been assessed or is due for the current period, but has not yet been paid. The deferral arises because of timing differences between the accrual of the ...
  9. Investing

    What's MAGI?

    Modified adjusted gross income, or MAGI, is one aspect of a person’s income that is calculated while preparing a tax return.
  10. Fundamental Analysis

    Work In Progress (WIP)

    Work in progress, also know as WIP, is an asset on the company balance sheet. WIP is the accumulated costs of unfinished goods that are currently in the manufacturing process.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Fiat Money

    Currency that a government has declared to be legal tender, but is not backed by a physical commodity. The value of fiat ...
  2. Interest Rate Risk

    The risk that an investment's value will change due to a change in the absolute level of interest rates, in the spread between ...
  3. Income Effect

    In the context of economic theory, the income effect is the change in an individual's or economy's income and how that change ...
  4. Price-To-Sales Ratio - PSR

    A valuation ratio that compares a company’s stock price to its revenues. The price-to-sales ratio is an indicator of the ...
  5. Hurdle Rate

    The minimum rate of return on a project or investment required by a manager or investor. In order to compensate for risk, ...
  6. Market Value

    The price an asset would fetch in the marketplace. Market value is also commonly used to refer to the market capitalization ...
Trading Center