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The asset is valued at its original purchase price. 2 Replacement cost. The asset is valued at the amount it would cost the business to buy at the balance sheet date. 3 Realizable value. This is the price at which the asset could be sold at the balance sheet date. It differs from replacement cost, as anyone who has ever attempted to sell, say, a second-hand motor vehicle will know. 4 Present value. This is a little more complicated and is the present value of cash expected to be generated, in the future, as a result of owning a particular asset.
E. Net profit = Closing capital − Opening capital; or Net profit = Increase in capital If opening capital exceeds closing capital, the result of the calculation is a negative figure and this means that a loss has been suffered. The accountant, when faced with the job of calculating profit based on capital changes, must first take steps to establish the proprietor’s investment at the beginning and end of the period. This process usually involves a significant element of estimation and judgement, particularly in relation to assets owned at the earlier of the two accounting dates.
1 reminded us that profit produces an equivalent increase in the gross assets of a firm; the profit of £80 resulted in gross assets increasing from £2,700 to £2,780. 1) draws attention to the fact that profit also results in an equivalent PROFIT AS THE INCREASE IN CAPITAL 35 increase in net assets; these are up from £2,000 to £2,080. If the firm were to suffer a loss, net assets, and therefore the owner’s capital, would be reduced by the amount of the loss. 2. 2 £ Capital 7,600 Current liabilities Trade creditors 1,200 4,800 8,800 8,800 On 1 January 20X2 Elm sold, on credit for £480, goods that cost £600 some weeks ago.