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eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY)

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Analysis of Property, Plant and Equipment

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Accounting Policy on Property, Plant and Equipment

Property and equipment are stated at historical cost less accumulated depreciation. Depreciation for equipment, buildings and leasehold improvements commences once they are ready for eBay’s intended use. Depreciation is computed using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets, generally, one to three years for computer equipment and software, up to thirty years for buildings and building improvements, the shorter of five years or the term of the lease for leasehold improvements and three years for furniture, fixtures and vehicles. Land is not depreciated.

Source: 10-K (filing date: 2019-01-30).


Property, Plant and Equipment Disclosure

eBay Inc., balance sheet: property, plant and equipment

US$ in millions

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Computer equipment and software
Land and buildings, including building improvements
Leasehold improvements
Furniture and fixtures
Construction in progress and other
Property and equipment, gross
Accumulated depreciation
Property and equipment, net

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-01-30), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-01), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-06).

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. eBay Inc.’s property and equipment, gross increased from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.
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.

Asset Age Ratios (Summary)

eBay Inc., asset age ratios

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Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
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: 2019-01-30), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-01), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-06).

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. eBay Inc.’s average age ratio of depreciable property, plant and equipment deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.
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. eBay Inc.’s estimated total useful life of depreciable property, plant and equipment increased from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.
Estimated time elapsed since purchase The approximate age in years of a company’s fixed assets. Useful for comparison purposes. eBay Inc.’s estimated time elapsed since purchase of depreciable property, plant and equipment deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.
Estimated remaining life eBay Inc.’s estimated remaining life of depreciable property, plant and equipment increased from 2016 to 2017 but then slightly decreased from 2017 to 2018 not reaching 2016 level.

Average Age

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Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Accumulated depreciation
Property and equipment, gross
Asset Age Ratio
Average age1

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-01-30), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-01), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-06).

2018 Calculations

1 Average age = 100 × Accumulated depreciation ÷ Property and equipment, gross
= 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. eBay Inc.’s average age ratio of depreciable property, plant and equipment deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.

Estimated Total Useful Life

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Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Property and equipment, gross
Depreciation expense on property and equipment
Asset Age Ratio (Years)
Estimated total useful life1

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-01-30), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-01), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-06).

2018 Calculations

1 Estimated total useful life = Property and equipment, gross ÷ Depreciation expense on property and equipment
= ÷ =

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. eBay Inc.’s estimated total useful life of depreciable property, plant and equipment increased from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.

Estimated Age, Time Elapsed since Purchase

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Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Accumulated depreciation
Depreciation expense on property and equipment
Asset Age Ratio (Years)
Time elapsed since purchase1

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-01-30), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-01), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-06).

2018 Calculations

1 Time elapsed since purchase = Accumulated depreciation ÷ Depreciation expense on property and equipment
= ÷ =

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. eBay Inc.’s estimated time elapsed since purchase of depreciable property, plant and equipment deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.

Estimated Remaining Life

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Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Property and equipment, net
Depreciation expense on property and equipment
Asset Age Ratio (Years)
Estimated remaining life1

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-01-30), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-01), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-06).

2018 Calculations

1 Estimated remaining life = Property and equipment, net ÷ Depreciation expense on property and equipment
= ÷ =

Asset age ratio Description The company
Estimated remaining life eBay Inc.’s estimated remaining life of depreciable property, plant and equipment increased from 2016 to 2017 but then slightly decreased from 2017 to 2018 not reaching 2016 level.