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  1. Off-balance-sheet

    Off-balance sheet, or Incognito Leverage, usually means an asset or debt or financing activity not on the company's balance sheet. Some companies may have significant amounts of off-balance sheet assets and liabilities. For example, financial institutions often offer asset management or brokerage services to their clients. The assets in question usually belong to the individual clients directly or in trust, while the company may provide management, depository or other services to the client. The company itself has no direct claim to the assets, and usually has some basic fiduciary duties with respect to the client. Financial institutions may report off-balance sheet items in their accounting statements formally, and may also refer to "assets under management," a figure that may include on and off-balance sheet items. Under current accounting rules both in the United States and internationally, operating leases are off-balance-sheet financing. Financial obligations of unconsolidated subsidiaries may also be off-balance sheet. Such obligations were part of the accounting fraud at Enron. The formal accounting distinction between on and off-balance sheet items can be quite detailed and will depend to some degree on management judgments, but in general terms, an item should appear on the company's balance sheet if it is an asset or liability that the company owns or is legally responsible for; uncertain assets or liabilities must also meet tests of being probable, measurable and meaningful. For example, a company that is being sued for damages would not include the potential legal liability on its balance sheet until a legal judgment against it is likely and the amount of the judgment can be estimated; if the amount at risk is small, it may not appear on the company's accounts until a judgment is rendered.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of off-balance-sheet in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of off-balance-sheet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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