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Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)

Balance Sheet: Assets

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The balance sheet provides creditors, investors, and analysts with information on company’s resources (assets) and its sources of capital (its equity and liabilities). It normally also provides information about the future earnings capacity of a company’s assets as well as an indication of cash flows that may come from receivables and inventories.

Assets are resources controlled by the company as a result of past events and from which future economic benefits are expected to flow to the entity.

Alphabet Inc., consolidated balance sheet: assets

US$ in millions

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Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Cash and cash equivalents 26,465  18,498  16,701  10,715  12,918 
Marketable securities 110,229  101,177  92,439  91,156  73,415 
Cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities 136,694  119,675  109,140  101,871  86,333 
Accounts receivable, net 30,930  25,326  20,838  18,336  14,137 
Income taxes receivable, net 454  2,166  355  369  95 
Inventory 728  999  1,107  749  268 
Other current assets 5,490  4,412  4,236  2,983  4,575 
Current assets 174,296  152,578  135,676  124,308  105,408 
Non-marketable investments 20,703  13,078  13,859  7,813  5,878 
Deferred income taxes 1,084  721  737  680  383 
Property and equipment, net 84,749  73,646  59,719  42,383  34,234 
Operating lease assets 12,211  10,941  —  —  — 
Intangible assets, net 1,445  1,979  2,220  2,692  3,307 
Goodwill 21,175  20,624  17,888  16,747  16,468 
Other non-current assets 3,953  2,342  2,693  2,672  1,819 
Non-current assets 145,320  123,331  97,116  72,987  62,089 
Total assets 319,616  275,909  232,792  197,295  167,497 

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-04), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-05), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03).


Assets: Selected Items

Balance sheet item Description The company
Current assets Sum of the carrying amounts as of the balance sheet date of all assets that are expected to be realized in cash, sold, or consumed within one year (or the normal operating cycle, if longer). Assets are probable future economic benefits obtained or controlled by an entity as a result of past transactions or events. Alphabet Inc.’s current assets 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.’s property and equipment, net increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Non-current assets Sum of the carrying amounts as of the balance sheet date of all assets that are expected to be realized in cash, sold or consumed after one year or beyond the normal operating cycle, if longer. Alphabet Inc.’s non-current assets increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Total assets Sum of the carrying amounts as of the balance sheet date of all assets that are recognized. Assets are probable future economic benefits obtained or controlled by an entity as a result of past transactions or events. Alphabet Inc.’s total assets increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Current Assets: Selected Items

Balance sheet item Description The company
Cash and cash equivalents Amount of currency on hand as well as demand deposits with banks or financial institutions. Includes other kinds of accounts that have the general characteristics of demand deposits. Also includes short-term, highly liquid investments that are both readily convertible to known amounts of cash and so near their maturity that they present insignificant risk of changes in value because of changes in interest rates. Excludes cash and cash equivalents within disposal group and discontinued operation. Alphabet Inc.’s cash and cash equivalents increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Marketable securities Amount of investment in marketable security, classified as current. Alphabet Inc.’s marketable securities increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Accounts receivable, net Amount due from customers or clients, within one year of the balance sheet date (or the normal operating cycle, whichever is longer), for goods or services (including trade receivables) that have been delivered or sold in the normal course of business, reduced to the estimated net realizable fair value by an allowance established by the entity of the amount it deems uncertain of collection. Alphabet Inc.’s accounts receivable, net increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Inventory Amount after valuation and LIFO reserves of inventory expected to be sold, or consumed within one year or operating cycle, if longer. Alphabet Inc.’s inventory decreased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.