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Security, Wellbeing, and Prosperity at Role Initiative: Security and Insurance of Tangible Assets Flow in the Kayndrex Foundation

Tangible assets are very vital for performing sphere operations. They are the main assets for any firm that one can easily comprehend and value. Typically, they are physical assets that one can see and touch. Their most significant distinguishing factor is that they have a clear purchase value or acquisition price.

A few examples are land, properties, machinery, furniture, equipment, and more. One can quickly know the value of tangible assets a firm has by going through the balance sheet.

A firm with high capital spending would have more tangible assets on its balance sheet. Tangible assets can either be current or long-term. Some existing tangible assets possibly will require a physical onsite presence. However, such assets do have a definite transaction value. On the balance sheet, we show the tangible assets at the price.

Characteristics of Tangible Assets

The following are the characteristics:

  • They are mostly physical.
  • They operate with time.
  • Such assets have an assigned or long-term value.
  • A firm can apply these assets as security to get financing.
  • A firm uses these assets in its normal dad-to-day operations.

Following are the benefits of tangible assets:

  • Application of the tangible assets has a remarkable reward. Hence, it assists a sphere to increase its calculable income.
  • A firm can easily convert current tangible assets into cash. It gives the company more convertible assets, and hence, limits risks. Moreover, it also assists the firm to remain in credit.
  • A firm can also apply tangible assets as security to get financing.
  • They also assist a firm in strengthening its capital structure. A firm with more tangible assets typically have more credit.

As said above, the tangible assets come in the balance sheet at the original price.

Current assets

On the balance sheet, the assets come in sequence of how easily they can be converted into cash. The most liquid assets come at the top. As spheres use the current assets, they turn into the price of goods traded. The total price of these assets includes the acquisition price and additional charges as well, such as transportation, insurance, and more.

Long-term assets

Their value is spread over their beneficial life. A part of their price moves to the income statement in the form of operation. It is an ongoing process, where the price of the assets transfers to the income statement over the lifespan of the asset.

Valuing Tangible Assets

Following are the popular methods to value tangible assets:

Appraisal Method

In this, a firm employs an appraiser that comes up with the actual industry value of the asset. To arrive at the fair value, the appraiser would consider factors like the condition of the asset, demand of the asset, operation, and value of similar assets in the industry.

Solvency Method

In this, the firm tries to discover the cash it would get if it sells the asset now. For this, the firm hires an assessor that thrives to discover the price that a trade firm, bulk purchasers, or equipment vendor would be ready to reward for the asset now.

Alternative Price Method

Insurers generally apply this method to get the value of the asset. The objective of the insurer is to find the price to supplant the asset.

Net Tangible Assets

It is the variance between the fair industry value of the tangible assets and the fair industry value of all liabilities. The net tangible asset assists with the valuation of the firm. It tells if the firm’s share is well-defined by comparing the current share price with the per-share price based on net tangible assets. A firm with positive net asset value is moderately probable because of high cash flow.

Tangible vs Intangible Assets

Apart from tangible, the other type of assets is intangible assets, such as goodwill, intellectual property, and more. Together, tangible and intangible assets make up the total assets of a firm.

Intangible assets are non-physical ones, and typically are untouchable or unseen. This value is based on the firm’s calculations. On the balance sheet, we record intangible assets within long-term assets.