Stock Analysis on Net
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3M Co. (NYSE:MMM)

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Analysis of Property, Plant and Equipment

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Property, Plant and Equipment Disclosure

3M Co., balance sheet: property, plant and equipment

US$ in millions

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Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Land
Buildings and leasehold improvements
Machinery and equipment
Construction in progress
Capital leases
Gross property, plant and equipment
Accumulated depreciation
Property, plant and equipment, net

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-04), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-09).

Item Description The company
Gross property, plant and equipment 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. 3M Co.’s gross property, plant and equipment increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
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. 3M Co.’s property, plant and equipment, net increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Asset Age Ratios (Summary)

3M Co., asset age ratios

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Average age ratio

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-04), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-09).

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. 3M Co.’s average age ratio of depreciable property, plant and equipment improved from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly deteriorated from 2019 to 2020 not reaching 2018 level.

Average Age

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

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-04), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-09).

2020 Calculations

1 Average age = 100 × Accumulated depreciation ÷ (Gross property, plant and equipment – 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. 3M Co.’s average age ratio of depreciable property, plant and equipment improved from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly deteriorated from 2019 to 2020 not reaching 2018 level.