What is an Asset?

An asset is a resource of value owned by an individual, a company, or a country. Assets are reported on a company's balance sheet and can be converted into cash, even though cash is also considered an asset

Types of Assets

Current Assets / Noncurrent Assets

Current assets are short-term assets such as cash, or any asset that can be converted into cash in less than a year. This includes cash and cash equivalents, short-term deposits, inventory, ...

Noncurrent assets are on the contrary long-term assets that are not easily convertible to cash in less than a year. This includes investments, intangible assets, and fixed assets such as real estate, warehouses, machinery, vehicles, ...

Tangible Assets / Intangible Assets

Tangible assets are assets that generally have a physical form. This includes furniture, equipment, raw materials, inventory, ...

Intangible assets are non-physical assets that have a theoretical value and must be accounted for on the balance sheet. This includes patents, trademarks, copyrights, and goodwill.

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