Shareholders Equity vs Current Assets
A principal component of the balance sheet, in addition to Total Liabilities
and Total Assets
, that represents the total of all stockholders' equity (deficit) items, net of receivables from officers, directors, owners, and affiliates of the entity which are attributable to the parent.
Current assets of Visa Inc include cash, cash equivalents, short-term investments, accounts receivable, stock inventory and the portion of prepaid liabilities which will be paid within a year. Depending on the nature of the business, current assets can range from barrels of crude oil, to baked goods, to foreign currency. Current assets are important because they are the assets that are used to fund day-to-day operations of Visa. The current portion of Total Assets
, reported if a company operates a classified balance sheet that segments current and non-current assets.