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    SamLau's Avatar
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    Default What does Impairment mean?

    Hi everyone,

    Hows it going today?
    Just another quick question for anyone who knows

    I've been reading company reports and they use the word
    "impairment" . What does it mean?

    Thanks !!

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    Hatchet Moderator doctorj's Avatar
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    Default Re: What does Impairment mean?

    Have a read of:

    It's an accounting term. Simply speaking, an asset is impaired when the value its recorded at on the company's books is greater than its recoverable (market) value.

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    Default Re: What does Impairment mean?

    they may be vision or mobility impaired

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