Intuitive Surgical Inc. (ISRG)
Analysis of Inventory
Inventory Accounting Policy
Inventory is stated at the lower of standard cost, which approximates actual costs, or net realizable value, on a first-in, first-out basis. Inventory costs include direct materials, direct labor, and normal manufacturing overhead. The cost basis of Intuitive Surgical’s inventory is reduced for any products that are considered excessive or obsolete based upon assumptions about future demand and market conditions.
Source: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-04).
Intuitive Surgical Inc., balance sheet: inventory
US$ in thousands
|Dec 31, 2018||Dec 31, 2017||Dec 31, 2016||Dec 31, 2015||Dec 31, 2014|
|Inventory||Amount after valuation and LIFO reserves of inventory expected to be sold, or consumed within one year or operating cycle, if longer.||Intuitive Surgical Inc.’s inventory increased from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.|