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Book Value
The value at which an asset is carried on a Balance Sheet. In other words, the cost of an asset minus accumulated Depreciation or the Net Asset Value of a company, calculated by total assets minus intangible assets (patents, Goodwill) and liabilities or the initial outlay for an investment. This number may be net or gross of expenses such as trading costs, sales taxes, service charges and so on.
    
In the U.K., book value is known as "Net Asset Value".
    
Book value is the accounting value of a firm. It has two main uses:
    
It is the total value of the company's assets that shareholders would theoretically receive if a company was liquidated and by being compared to the company's Market value, the book value can indicate whether a stock is under- or overpriced. In personal finance, the book value of an investment is the price paid for a Security or Debt investment. When a stock is sold, the selling price less the book value is the Capital Gain (or loss) from the investment.
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