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hidden asset

n. an item of value which does not show on the books of a business, often excluded for some improper purpose such as escaping taxation or hiding it from a bankruptcy trustee. However, there may be a legitimate business reason for not including all assets on a profit and loss statement.

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Financial risk profile is strong as evident from low leveraged capital structure, hidden reserves on balance sheet and adequate cash flow profile.
Not only a gifted climber but also a solid all-rounder with a knack of closing out victories with seemingly hidden reserves. But at just 22 it remains to be seen if the success he has garnered in the Tour of California, the Paris-Nice and the Tour de Suisse can be reproduced at the much longer three-week Tour de France.
The prime requirement for A-politics is confidence and May clearly has hidden reserves buried within her.
It is surprising how readily these hidden reserves come to the user's benefit when needed.
As the race to the finish line brought in big hitters Suspect Device and Alternative Ulster along with Gotta Getaway, the crowd found hidden reserves of energy for one final blast creating a mosh pit that made a Slipknot circle pit look like an afternoon at the Wheel Tappers and Shunters Club.
But in a crazy final set featuring five breaks of serve, Murray found hidden reserves of strength and took his fourth match point to deafening cheers at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham.
He showed hidden reserves of stamina when third in the Gold Cup and his races have been well spaced out.
As is so often the case with middle books, by the end we've moved the pieces on the chess board into interesting positions, and uncovered unseen weaknesses on the part of the Others, as well as hidden reserves of strength in the humans, but not much ground has truly been gained."
He expressed the hope that these hidden reserves will prove a guarantee to the development of the country and the nation.
The fitness champion invites you to tone and tighten, shed fat and fire up hidden reserves of energy and zest and start seeing and feeling the results within days.
Some capitulate while others demonstrate hidden reserves of strength, resourcefulness and aggression that prove you should never judge a book by its well-worn cover.