What are Non-operating assets?
Non-operating assets (Definition)
Assets that aren't used to make money are called non-operating assets and could include things like land that isn't being used, vacant buildings, unused or outdated machinery and idle equipment. The most common types of non-operating assets include:
- Underutilised cash: cash and cash equivalents that the company doesn't need right away to pay for its day-to-day operations.
- Marketable securities: things that can be bought and sold on public exchanges or somewhere else in the secondary market.
- Unutilised assets: assets that are no longer used in its day-to-day operations and that don't make money for the business right now.
- Loans receivable: money that has been loaned but hasn't been paid back yet.