net value


The value of the assets in a company, an estate or an investment portfolio after accounting for all liabilities. Mutual funds use the term "net asset value" (NAV) to describe the value their portfolios net of fund liabilities and expenses, and companies use the term "book value" to describe the shareholder equity value.

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You need to try and make sure that you are shooting for the most net value you can get in any deal.

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At first glance, an investor might be dazzled by the high assets value of this company, but closer inspection reveals a much lower overall net value.

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While on paper the company seemed to be a good investment, the tremendous tax liability lowered the net value to a figure that made the offer a poor choice.

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