posted on 06-06-2019

Liquidation Value

Updated October 1, 2019

What is Liquidation Value?

Liquidation value refers to the value of a project or investment if it were to be sold or abandoned immediately.

How Does Liquidation Value Work?

Also called abandonment value, the liquidation value of a project or investment is the immediate value in cash that would be generated from liquidating a project or selling an investment. 

Why Does Liquidation Value Matter?

A project's liquidation value can be an important consideration for a company's capital budget. Should the company learn that a project is not profitable and never will be, it can be beneficial to liquidate the project if the net present value of future cash flows is less than the liquidation value.