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Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ:FOX)


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.

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc., consolidated balance sheet: assets

US$ in millions

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Jun 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2013
Cash and cash equivalents 7,622  6,163  4,424  8,428  5,415  6,659 
Receivables, net 7,120  6,477  6,258  5,912  6,468  5,459 
Inventories, net 3,669  3,101  3,291  2,749  3,092  2,784 
Other 922  545  976  287  401  665 
Current assets 19,333  16,286  14,949  17,376  15,376  15,567 
Receivables, net 724  543  389  394  454  437 
Equity method investments 3,494  3,437  3,417  4,088  2,556  3,189 
Available-for-sale securities 257  —  —  18  124  268 
Other investments 361  465  446  423  179  247 
Investments 4,112  3,902  3,863  4,529  2,859  3,704 
Inventories, net 7,518  7,452  7,041  6,411  6,442  5,371 
Property, plant and equipment, net 1,956  1,781  1,692  1,722  2,931  2,829 
Intangible assets, net 6,101  6,574  6,777  6,320  8,072  5,064 
Goodwill 12,768  12,792  12,733  12,513  18,052  17,255 
Other non-current assets 1,319  1,394  921  786  607  717 
Non-current assets 34,498  34,438  33,416  32,675  39,417  35,377 
Total assets 53,831  50,724  48,365  50,051  54,793  50,944 

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2018-08-13), 10-K (filing date: 2017-08-14), 10-K (filing date: 2016-08-11), 10-K (filing date: 2015-08-13), 10-K (filing date: 2014-08-14), 10-K (filing date: 2013-08-19).


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. Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.’s current assets increased from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.
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. Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.’s property, plant and equipment, net increased from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.
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. Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.’s non-current assets increased from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.
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. Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.’s total assets increased from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.

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. Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.’s cash and cash equivalents increased from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.
Receivables, 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. Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.’s receivables, net increased from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.
Inventories, net Amount after valuation and LIFO reserves of inventory expected to be sold, or consumed within one year or operating cycle, if longer. Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.’s inventories, net decreased from 2016 to 2017 but then increased from 2017 to 2018 exceeding 2016 level.