Finance / July 19, 2018 / Andi Barnett
A fixed asset is an item with a useful life greater than one reporting period, and which exceeds an entity's minimum capitalization limit. A fixed asset is not purchased with the intent of immediate resale, but rather for productive use within the entity. An inventory item cannot be considered a fixed asset, since it is purchased with the intent of either reselling it directly or incorporating it into a product that is then sold.
The cost of debt is the cost or the effective rate that a firm incurs on its current debt. Debt forms a part of a firm’s capital structure. Since debt is a deductible expense, the cost of debt is most often calculated as an after-tax cost to make it more comparable to the cost of equity.
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