Definition of fixed assets in English:

fixed assets

plural noun

  • Assets which are purchased for long-term use and are not likely to be converted quickly into cash, such as land, buildings, and equipment.

    Compare with current assets
    • ‘All told, business investment in fixed assets has fallen by nearly a third from its peak of $220 billion two years ago, to an annualized rate of $160 billion today.’
    • ‘By the time I went into records storage, which requires a big investment in fixed assets, I had another company I could use to cover a lot of my start-up costs.’
    • ‘The company owns more than €3.59 million in fixed assets, mostly freehold land and buildings.’
    • ‘Much of the capital in rural areas is in fixed assets and not easily converted for investment purposes, she said.’
    • ‘Three types of assets are included in the balance sheet: current assets, fixed assets and intangible assets.’
    • ‘Second, building telecom networks is expensive - the last balance sheet revealed tangible fixed assets totalling £18b.’
    • ‘China is stepping up efforts to cool growth after investment in roads, factories and other fixed assets jumped 43 percent in the first quarter.’
    • ‘The average value of fixed assets purchased was up $253,000 from 2002, to $8.5 million.’
    • ‘The former is intended to compensate the host railway for depreciation of the fixed assets associated with use by other railways.’
    • ‘To illustrate this, consider a company that has recently invested heavily in fixed assets and has done so using bank finance.’
    • ‘This reconciliation covers both what we call produced assets, which are fixed assets, and inventories.’
    • ‘For long-term loans, fixed assets such as land are preferred.’
    • ‘These are secured loans provided by a bank for fixed periods and for a specified purpose such as funding the purchase of, for example, property or fixed assets.’
    • ‘Although the pace of investment in fixed assets eased slightly in April it nonetheless remains very strong.’
    • ‘Other major beneficiaries from the loan which is provided to the private sector for investment in fixed assets and working capital are the transport, financial and manufacturing sectors.’
    • ‘Since their material costs are higher, they often invest less in fixed assets.’
    • ‘Surprisingly, as subversive as the approach sounds, flexibility reduces costs in fixed assets with lower investment per capita.’
    • ‘Beijing said steel and non-ferrous metal prices are falling amid slowing spending on factories, buildings and other fixed assets.’
    • ‘Operating leverage was measured as the ratio of fixed assets to total assets for each year.’
    • ‘The firm had around €53,000 in cash on its balance sheet and around €713,000 in fixed assets.’


fixed assets

/fɪkst ˈasɛts/