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Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MU)

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Analysis of Property, Plant and Equipment

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Accounting Policy on Property, Plant and Equipment

Property, plant, and equipment is stated at cost and depreciated using the straight-line method over estimated useful lives of generally 10 to 30 years for buildings, 5 to 7 years for equipment, and 3 to 5 years for software. Assets held for sale are carried at the lower of cost or estimated fair value and are included in other noncurrent assets. When property, plant, or equipment is retired or otherwise disposed, the net book value is removed and Micron recognizes any gain or loss in results of operations.

Micron capitalizes interest on borrowings during the period of time Micron carries out the activities necessary to bring assets to the condition of their intended use and location. Capitalized interest becomes part of the cost of assets.

Source: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-17).


Property, Plant and Equipment Disclosure

Micron Technology Inc., balance sheet: property, plant and equipment

US$ in millions

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Land
Buildings
Equipment
Construction in progress
Software
Property, plant, and equipment, gross
Accumulated depreciation
Property, plant, and equipment, net

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-17), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-27), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-27).

Item Description The company
Property, plant, 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. Micron Technology Inc.’s property, plant, and equipment, gross increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Property, plant, 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. Micron Technology Inc.’s property, plant, and equipment, net increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Asset Age Ratios (Summary)

Micron Technology 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 (filing date: 2019-10-17), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-27), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-27).

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’s fixed asset base is old or new. Newer assets are likely to be more efficient. Micron Technology Inc.’s average age ratio of depreciable property, plant and equipment improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
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. Micron Technology Inc.’s estimated total useful life of depreciable property, plant and equipment decreased from 2017 to 2018 but then increased from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.
Estimated time elapsed since purchase The approximate age in years of a company’s fixed assets. Useful for comparison purposes. Micron Technology Inc.’s estimated time elapsed since purchase of depreciable property, plant and equipment improved from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from 2018 to 2019.
Estimated remaining life Micron Technology Inc.’s estimated remaining life of depreciable property, plant and equipment decreased from 2017 to 2018 but then increased from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 level.

Average Age

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

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-17), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-27), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-27).

2019 Calculations

1 Average age = 100 × Accumulated depreciation ÷ (Property, plant, and equipment, gross – Land)
= 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’s fixed asset base is old or new. Newer assets are likely to be more efficient. Micron Technology Inc.’s average age ratio of depreciable property, plant and equipment improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Estimated Total Useful Life

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Aug 29, 2019 Aug 30, 2018 Aug 31, 2017 Sep 1, 2016 Sep 3, 2015 Aug 28, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Property, plant, and equipment, gross
Land
Depreciation expense
Asset Age Ratio (Years)
Estimated total useful life1

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-17), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-27), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-27).

2019 Calculations

1 Estimated total useful life = (Property, plant, and equipment, gross – Land) ÷ Depreciation expense
= () ÷ =

Asset age 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. Micron Technology Inc.’s estimated total useful life of depreciable property, plant and equipment decreased from 2017 to 2018 but then increased from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.

Estimated Age, Time Elapsed since Purchase

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Aug 29, 2019 Aug 30, 2018 Aug 31, 2017 Sep 1, 2016 Sep 3, 2015 Aug 28, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Accumulated depreciation
Depreciation expense
Asset Age Ratio (Years)
Time elapsed since purchase1

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-17), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-27), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-27).

2019 Calculations

1 Time elapsed since purchase = Accumulated depreciation ÷ Depreciation expense
= ÷ =

Asset age ratio Description The company
Estimated time elapsed since purchase The approximate age in years of a company’s fixed assets. Useful for comparison purposes. Micron Technology Inc.’s estimated time elapsed since purchase of depreciable property, plant and equipment improved from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from 2018 to 2019.

Estimated Remaining Life

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Aug 29, 2019 Aug 30, 2018 Aug 31, 2017 Sep 1, 2016 Sep 3, 2015 Aug 28, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Property, plant, and equipment, net
Land
Depreciation expense
Asset Age Ratio (Years)
Estimated remaining life1

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-17), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-27), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-27).

2019 Calculations

1 Estimated remaining life = (Property, plant, and equipment, net – Land) ÷ Depreciation expense
= () ÷ =

Asset age ratio Description The company
Estimated remaining life Micron Technology Inc.’s estimated remaining life of depreciable property, plant and equipment decreased from 2017 to 2018 but then increased from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 level.