Net assets


Net assets

Net assets, sometimes referred to as net worth, is the shareholders' equity = assets minus liabilities. The term net assets is commonly used with charities or not for profit entities -- a measurement of their ability to reinvest profits toward their mission.

In "Return On Net Assets" (RONA) it's often fixed assets plus net working capital (current assets minus current liabilities), which may be slightly less than total assets.

If net assets are negative, then an entity is balance sheet insolvent.

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