intrinsic value

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1. General: Underlying, essential, inherent value.
2. Ecology: Value that the environment and life forms have in their own right, and which is not derived from the human use they can or cannot be put to.
3. Economics: No intrinsic value exists for any good or service except its price (see use value) which is reflection of its demand and supply position and not of any inherent quality.
4. Fundamental analysis: Underlying value of a firm separate from its market value or share prices, and based on both quantitative factors (capital, earnings, revenue) and qualitative factors (management quality, intellectual capital, past record).
The intrinsic value of a firm may be lower or higher than its stockmarket value, indicating that the firm is undervalued or overvalued.
5. Options trading: Difference between the exercise price of an option at any time, and its market price at the same time.
6. Record keeping: Worth of a document expressed in monetary terms, due to some unique factor such as a signature, age, seal, or circumstances in which it was created.
7. The actual value of a company or an asset based on an underlying perception of its true value including all aspects of the business, in terms of both tangible and intangible factors.

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Some products may have an intrinsic value that does so much good it outweighs the fact that they don't make you that much real profit.
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Even though some things in your business may not be the most profitable they can add great intrinsic value to make them worthwhile,
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All plants and animals in the world have intrinsic value regardless of whether humans can use them or find them appealing.
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