capital maintenance concept


capital maintenance concept
1) The financial capital maintenance concept is that the capital of a company is only maintained if the financial or monetary amount of its net assets at the end of a financial period is equal to or exceeds the financial or monetary amount of its net assets at the beginning of the period, excluding any distributions to, or contributions from, the owners.
2) The physical capital maintenance concept is that the physical capital is only maintained if the physical productive or operating capacity, or the funds or resources required to achieve this capacity, is equal to or exceeds the physical productive capacity at the beginning of the period, after excluding any distributions to, or contributions from, owners during the financial period.

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