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Book Value vs. Market Value: CNBC Explains

CNBC Explains
Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 11:10 AM ET
Book Value vs. Market Value: CNBC Explains
There are many ways a company can be valued, but one important distinction to make is between its value on paper and the value determined by the market. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy clarifies the difference between market value and book value.

There are many ways a company can be valued, but one important distinction to make is between its value on paper and the value determined by the market. This video follows from the previous series and outlines two hypothetical companies and how their accounting and valuations are created. Khan of the Khan Academy clarifies the difference between market value and book value.

From this video, you’ll understand:

  • The difference between book and market value
  • What constitutes the gap between book and market value

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