Stock Analysis on Net

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)

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Analysis of Property, Plant and Equipment

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Property, Plant and Equipment Disclosure

Alphabet Inc., balance sheet: property, plant and equipment

US$ in millions

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

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2016-12-31).

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. property and equipment, gross increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
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. property and equipment, net increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Asset Age Ratios (Summary)

Alphabet Inc., asset age ratios

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

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2016-12-31).

Asset age ratio Description The company
Average age ratio 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 fixed asset base is old or new. Newer assets are likely to be more efficient. Alphabet Inc. average age ratio of depreciable property, plant and equipment deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Estimated total useful life Over longer time periods, this ratio is a useful measure of company depreciation policy and can be used for comparisons with competitors. Alphabet Inc. estimated total useful life of depreciable property, plant and equipment decreased from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly increased from 2019 to 2020.
Estimated time elapsed since purchase The approximate age in years of a company fixed assets. Useful for comparison purposes. Alphabet Inc. estimated time elapsed since purchase of depreciable property, plant and equipment deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Estimated remaining life Alphabet Inc. estimated remaining life of depreciable property, plant and equipment decreased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Average Age

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Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Accumulated depreciation
Property and equipment, gross
Asset Age Ratio
Average age1

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2016-12-31).

2020 Calculations

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

Asset age 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 fixed asset base is old or new. Newer assets are likely to be more efficient. Alphabet Inc. average age ratio of depreciable property, plant and equipment deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Estimated Total Useful Life

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Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Property and equipment, gross
Depreciation and impairment of property and equipment
Asset Age Ratio (Years)
Estimated total useful life1

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2016-12-31).

2020 Calculations

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

Asset age ratio Description The company
Estimated total useful life Over longer time periods, this ratio is a useful measure of company depreciation policy and can be used for comparisons with competitors. Alphabet Inc. estimated total useful life of depreciable property, plant and equipment decreased from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly increased from 2019 to 2020.

Estimated Age, Time Elapsed since Purchase

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Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Accumulated depreciation
Depreciation and impairment of property and equipment
Asset Age Ratio (Years)
Time elapsed since purchase1

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2016-12-31).

2020 Calculations

1 Time elapsed since purchase = Accumulated depreciation ÷ Depreciation and impairment of property and equipment
= ÷ =

Asset age ratio Description The company
Estimated time elapsed since purchase The approximate age in years of a company fixed assets. Useful for comparison purposes. Alphabet Inc. estimated time elapsed since purchase of depreciable property, plant and equipment deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Estimated Remaining Life

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Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Property and equipment, net
Depreciation and impairment of property and equipment
Asset Age Ratio (Years)
Estimated remaining life1

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2016-12-31).

2020 Calculations

1 Estimated remaining life = Property and equipment, net ÷ Depreciation and impairment of property and equipment
= ÷ =

Asset age ratio Description The company
Estimated remaining life Alphabet Inc. estimated remaining life of depreciable property, plant and equipment decreased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.