In 2018, intangible assets for S&P 500 companies hit a record value of $21 trillion. These assets, which are not physical in nature and include things like intellectual property, have rapidly risen in importance as the evolution of valuation has been driven by the technology sector. In just 43 years, intangibles have evolved from a supporting asset into a major consideration for investors – today, they make up 84% of all enterprise value on the S&P 500, a massive increase from just 17% in 1975.
Please enjoy the attached infographic – brought to you in partnership with our friends at www.visualcapitalist.com – which offers insight into how investors value intangible assets like IP, brand value, data, etc.
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