The balance sheet reveals the assets, liabilities, and equity of a company. In examining a balance sheet, always be mindful that all components listed in a balance sheet are not necessarily at fair value. Goodwill is an intangible FIXED ASSET and may be shown in a company's balance sheet. However, many companies write off the goodwill premium which they pay to acquire a new subsidiary company immediately against their current year's profits with the result that goodwill does not appear in their balance sheets. Feb 15, 2013 · Of that total, $39.8bn was cash and short-term investments. Apple only has $5.8bn of goodwill and intangible assets on its balance sheet but it also has a massive $97.3bn in long-term investments, which for the purposes of this discussion, we should consider funds that could be paid out to shareholders.

The goodwill to assets ratio formula is calculated by dividing total assets by the total goodwill found on the company’s balance sheet. Goodwill to Assets Ratio = Goodwill / Total Assets The first step in this calculation is finding the goodwill and total asset values in the financial statements . Sep 19, 2017 · Veritas Insists Data Is A 'Definable Asset' On The Balance Sheet Adrian Bridgwater Senior Contributor Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.