going concern

One of the fundamental accounting concepts. It is assumed that a company will continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary

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   An accounting convention that presumes a company will continue to exist and trade normally. It allows accountants to value assets at their historic, or purchase cost, rather than at the lower level that would be achieved if the company was broken up.

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going concern UK US noun [C] FINANCE
if a company is sold as a going concern, it is sold when it is operating normally: »

They will get a better price if they sell the restaurant as a going concern rather than closing it down.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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