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New African Properties (BOT:NAP) Intangible Assets

: BWP0.00 Mil (As of . 20)
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Intangible assets are defined as identifiable non-monetary assets that cannot be seen, touched or physically measured. New African Properties's intangible assets for the quarter that ended in . 20 was BWP0.00 Mil.


New African Properties Intangible Assets Historical Data

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New African Properties Intangible Assets Calculation

Intangible assets are defined as identifiable non-monetary assets that cannot be seen, touched or physically measured. Examples of intangible assets include trade secrets, copyrights, patents, trademarks. If a company acquires assets at the prices above the book value, it may carry goodwill on its balance sheet. Goodwill reflects the difference between the price the company paid and the book value of the assets.


New African Properties  (BOT:NAP) Intangible Assets Explanation

If a company (company A) received a patent through their own work, though it has value, it does not show up on its balance sheet as an intangible asset. However, if company A sells this patent to company B, it will show up on company B's balance sheet as an intangible asset.

The same applies to brand names, trade secrets etc. For instance, Coca-Cola's brand is extremely valuable, but the brand does not appear on its balance sheet, because the brand was never acquired.

Some intangibles are amortized. Amortization is the depreciation of intangible assets.

Many intangibles are not amortized. They may still be written down when the company decides the asset is impaired.

Whenever you see an increase in goodwill over a number of years, you can assume it's because the company is out buying other businesses above book value. GOOD if buying businesses with durable competitive advantage.

If goodwill stays the same, the company when acquiring other companies is either paying less than book value or not acquiring. Businesses with moats never sell for less than book value.

Intangibles acquired are on balance sheet at fair value.

Internally developed brand names (Coke, Wrigleys, Band-Aid) however are not reflected on the balance sheet.

One of the reasons competitive advantage power can remain hidden for so long.


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Companies may change the way intangible assets are amortized, and this will affect their reported earnings.


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New African Properties (BOT:NAP) Business Description

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Plot 50371, Fairground Office Park, P.O. Box 1453, Gaborone, BWA
New African Properties Ltd is a property investment company. The Company owns a portfolio of Botswana based retail properties. Its investment objective is to provide returns to investors through income and capital growth.

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