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Analysis of Property, Plant and Equipment

Difficulty: Advanced


Property, Plant and Equipment Accounting Policy

Property and equipment is carried at cost and is depreciated using the straight-line method over estimated useful lives of 7 years for furniture and 3 to 5 years for equipment. Buildings are amortized on a straight-line basis over estimated useful lives of 10 to 35 years. Leasehold improvements are amortized on a straight-line basis over the remaining term of the lease or the useful life of the asset, whichever is shorter. Expenditures for repairs, maintenance and renewals are charged to operations as incurred. Expenditures that improve an asset or extend its estimated useful life are capitalized. When properties are retired or otherwise disposed of, the related cost and accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts and any gain or loss is included in income.

Source: 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27).


Property, Plant and Equipment Disclosure

Express Scripts Holding Co., Statement of Financial Position, Property, Plant and Equipment

USD $ in thousands

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Land and buildings hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Furniture hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Equipment hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Computer software hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Leasehold improvements 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: 2018-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2014-02-20).

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. Express Scripts Holding Co.'s property and equipment, gross increased from 2015 to 2016 but then declined significantly 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. Express Scripts Holding Co.'s property and equipment, net declined from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

Property, Plant and Equipment Ratios (Summary)

Express Scripts Holding Co., 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: 2018-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2014-02-20).

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. Express Scripts Holding Co.'s average age of depreciable property, plant and equipment deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.
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. Express Scripts Holding Co.'s estimated total useful life of depreciable property, plant and equipment increased from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly declined from 2016 to 2017.
Estimated time elapsed since purchase The approximate age in years of a company's fixed assets. Useful for comparison purposes. Express Scripts Holding Co.'s estimated time elapsed since purchase of depreciable property, plant and equipment deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 not reaching 2015 level.
Estimated remaining life Express Scripts Holding Co.'s estimated remaining life of depreciable property, plant and equipment increased from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

Average Age

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Selected Financial Data (USD $ in thousands)
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: 2018-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2014-02-20).

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. Express Scripts Holding Co.'s average age of depreciable property, plant and equipment deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.

Estimated Total Useful Life

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Selected Financial Data (USD $ in thousands)
Property and equipment, gross hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Depreciation expense hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Estimated total useful life (years)1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2014-02-20).

2017 Calculations

1 Estimated total useful life (years) = Property and equipment, gross ÷ Depreciation expense
= 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. Express Scripts Holding Co.'s estimated total useful life of depreciable property, plant and equipment increased from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly declined from 2016 to 2017.

Estimated Age, Time Elapsed since Purchase

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Selected Financial Data (USD $ in thousands)
Accumulated depreciation hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Depreciation expense hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Time elapsed since purchase (years)1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2014-02-20).

2017 Calculations

1 Time elapsed since purchase (years) = Accumulated depreciation ÷ Depreciation expense
= 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. Express Scripts Holding Co.'s estimated time elapsed since purchase of depreciable property, plant and equipment deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 not reaching 2015 level.

Estimated Remaining Life

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Selected Financial Data (USD $ in thousands)
Property and equipment, net hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Depreciation expense hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Estimated remaining life (years)1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2014-02-20).

2017 Calculations

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

Ratio Description The company
Estimated remaining life Express Scripts Holding Co.'s estimated remaining life of depreciable property, plant and equipment increased from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.