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Analysis of Property, Plant and Equipment

Difficulty: Advanced


Property, Plant and Equipment Accounting Policy

Alphabet accounts for property and equipment at cost less accumulated depreciation. Alphabet computes depreciation using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets. Alphabet depreciates buildings over periods up to 25 years. Alphabet generally depreciates information technology assets over periods up to 7 years. Alphabet depreciates leasehold improvements over the shorter of the remaining lease term or the estimated useful lives of the assets. Construction in progress is the construction or development of property and equipment that have not yet been placed in service for Alphabet's intended use. Depreciation for equipment, buildings, and leasehold improvements commences once they are ready for Alphabet's intended use. Land is not depreciated.

Source: 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06).


Property, Plant and Equipment Disclosure

Alphabet Inc., Statement of Financial Position, Property, Plant and Equipment

USD $ in millions

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Land and buildings hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Information technology assets hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Construction in progress hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Leasehold improvements hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Furniture and fixtures hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Property and equipment, gross hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Accumulated depreciation hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Property and equipment, net hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-11), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-09), 10-K (filing date: 2014-02-12).

Item Description The company
Property and equipment, gross Amount before accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization of physical assets used in the normal conduct of business and not intended for resale. Examples include, but are not limited to, land, buildings, machinery and equipment, office equipment, and furniture and fixtures. Alphabet Inc.'s property and equipment, gross increased from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.
Property and equipment, net Amount after accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization of physical assets used in the normal conduct of business to produce goods and services and not intended for resale. Examples include, but are not limited to, land, buildings, machinery and equipment, office equipment, and furniture and fixtures. Alphabet Inc.'s property and equipment, net increased from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

Property, Plant and Equipment Ratios (Summary)

Alphabet Inc., Property, Plant and Equipment Ratios

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Average age hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Estimated total useful life (years) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Estimated age, time elapsed since purchase (years) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Estimated remaining life (years) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-11), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-09), 10-K (filing date: 2014-02-12).

Ratio Description The company
Average age As long as straight-line depreciation is used, this is an accurate estimate of asset age as a percentage of depreciable life. The relative age is a useful measure of whether the company's fixed asset base is old or new. Newer assets are likely to be more efficient. Alphabet Inc.'s average age of depreciable property, plant and equipment deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.
Estimated total useful life Over longer time periods, this ratio is a useful measure of company's depreciation policy and can be used for comparisons with competitors. Alphabet Inc.'s estimated total useful life of depreciable property, plant and equipment declined from 2015 to 2016 but then increased from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.
Estimated time elapsed since purchase The approximate age in years of a company's fixed assets. Useful for comparison purposes. Alphabet Inc.'s estimated time elapsed since purchase of depreciable property, plant and equipment improved from 2015 to 2016 but then deteriorated significantly from 2016 to 2017.
Estimated remaining life Alphabet Inc.'s estimated remaining life of depreciable property, plant and equipment declined from 2015 to 2016 but then increased from 2016 to 2017 not reaching 2015 level.

Average Age

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Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Accumulated depreciation hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Property and equipment, gross hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Average age1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-11), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-09), 10-K (filing date: 2014-02-12).

2017 Calculations

1 Average age = 100 × Accumulated depreciation ÷ Property and equipment, gross
= 100 × hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
Average age As long as straight-line depreciation is used, this is an accurate estimate of asset age as a percentage of depreciable life. The relative age is a useful measure of whether the company's fixed asset base is old or new. Newer assets are likely to be more efficient. Alphabet Inc.'s average age of depreciable property, plant and equipment deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

Estimated Total Useful Life

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Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Property and equipment, gross hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Depreciation and impairment of property and equipment hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Estimated total useful life (years)1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-11), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-09), 10-K (filing date: 2014-02-12).

2017 Calculations

1 Estimated total useful life (years) = Property and equipment, gross ÷ Depreciation and impairment of property and equipment
= hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
Estimated total useful life Over longer time periods, this ratio is a useful measure of company's depreciation policy and can be used for comparisons with competitors. Alphabet Inc.'s estimated total useful life of depreciable property, plant and equipment declined from 2015 to 2016 but then increased from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.

Estimated Age, Time Elapsed since Purchase

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Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Accumulated depreciation hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Depreciation and impairment of property and equipment hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Time elapsed since purchase (years)1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-11), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-09), 10-K (filing date: 2014-02-12).

2017 Calculations

1 Time elapsed since purchase (years) = Accumulated depreciation ÷ Depreciation and impairment of property and equipment
= hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
Estimated time elapsed since purchase The approximate age in years of a company's fixed assets. Useful for comparison purposes. Alphabet Inc.'s estimated time elapsed since purchase of depreciable property, plant and equipment improved from 2015 to 2016 but then deteriorated significantly from 2016 to 2017.

Estimated Remaining Life

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Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Property and equipment, net hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Depreciation and impairment of property and equipment hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Estimated remaining life (years)1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-11), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-09), 10-K (filing date: 2014-02-12).

2017 Calculations

1 Estimated remaining life (years) = Property and equipment, net ÷ Depreciation and impairment of property and equipment
= hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
Estimated remaining life Alphabet Inc.'s estimated remaining life of depreciable property, plant and equipment declined from 2015 to 2016 but then increased from 2016 to 2017 not reaching 2015 level.