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Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc

Danaher Corp. (DHR)


Analysis of Goodwill and Intangible Assets

Advanced level


Goodwill and Intangible Asset Disclosure

Danaher Corp., balance sheet: goodwill and intangible assets

US$ in thousands

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Patents and technology
Customer relationships and other intangibles
Trademarks and trade names
Finite-lived intangibles, gross carrying amount
Accumulated amortization
Finite-lived intangibles, net
Trademarks and trade names
Indefinite-lived intangibles
Intangibles
Goodwill
Goodwill and other intangible assets

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24).

Item Description The company
Intangibles Sum of the carrying amounts of all intangible assets, excluding goodwill, as of the balance sheet date, net of accumulated amortization and impairment charges. Danaher Corp.’s intangibles increased from 2017 to 2018 but then decreased significantly from 2018 to 2019.
Goodwill Amount after accumulated impairment loss of an asset representing future economic benefits arising from other assets acquired in a business combination that are not individually identified and separately recognized. Danaher Corp.’s goodwill increased from 2017 to 2018 but then decreased significantly from 2018 to 2019.
Goodwill and other intangible assets Sum of the carrying amounts of all intangible assets, including goodwill, as of the balance sheet date, net of accumulated amortization and impairment charges. Danaher Corp.’s goodwill and other intangible assets increased from 2017 to 2018 but then decreased significantly from 2018 to 2019.

Adjustments to Financial Statements: Removal of Goodwill

Danaher Corp., adjustments to financial statements

US$ in thousands

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Adjustment to Total Assets
Total assets (as reported)
Less: Goodwill
Total assets (adjusted)
Adjustment to Total Danaher Stockholders’ Equity
Total Danaher stockholders’ equity (as reported)
Less: Goodwill
Total Danaher stockholders’ equity (adjusted)

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24).


Danaher Corp., Financial Data: Reported vs. Adjusted


Adjusted Financial Ratios: Removal of Goodwill (Summary)

Danaher Corp., adjusted financial ratios

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Total Asset Turnover
Reported total asset turnover
Adjusted total asset turnover
Financial Leverage
Reported financial leverage
Adjusted financial leverage
Return on Equity (ROE)
Reported ROE
Adjusted ROE
Return on Assets (ROA)
Reported ROA
Adjusted ROA

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24).

Financial ratio Description The company
Adjusted total asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by adjusted total assets. Danaher Corp.’s adjusted total asset turnover ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from 2018 to 2019.
Adjusted financial leverage A measure of financial leverage calculated as adjusted total assets divided by adjusted total equity.
Financial leverage is the extent to which a company can effect, through the use of debt, a proportional change in the return on common equity that is greater than a given proportional change in operating income.
Danaher Corp.’s adjusted financial leverage ratio decreased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Adjusted ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by adjusted shareholders’ equity. Danaher Corp.’s adjusted ROE deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Adjusted ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by adjusted total assets. Danaher Corp.’s adjusted ROA improved from 2017 to 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from 2018 to 2019.

Danaher Corp., Financial Ratios: Reported vs. Adjusted


Adjusted Total Asset Turnover

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Sales
Total assets
Activity Ratio
Total asset turnover1
Adjusted for Goodwill
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Sales
Adjusted total assets
Activity Ratio
Adjusted total asset turnover2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24).

2019 Calculations

1 Total asset turnover = Sales ÷ Total assets
= ÷ =

2 Adjusted total asset turnover = Sales ÷ Adjusted total assets
= ÷ =

Activity ratio Description The company
Adjusted total asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by adjusted total assets. Danaher Corp.’s adjusted total asset turnover ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from 2018 to 2019.

Adjusted Financial Leverage

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Total assets
Total Danaher stockholders’ equity
Solvency Ratio
Financial leverage1
Adjusted for Goodwill
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Adjusted total assets
Adjusted total Danaher stockholders’ equity
Solvency Ratio
Adjusted financial leverage2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24).

2019 Calculations

1 Financial leverage = Total assets ÷ Total Danaher stockholders’ equity
= ÷ =

2 Adjusted financial leverage = Adjusted total assets ÷ Adjusted total Danaher stockholders’ equity
= ÷ =

Solvency ratio Description The company
Adjusted financial leverage A measure of financial leverage calculated as adjusted total assets divided by adjusted total equity.
Financial leverage is the extent to which a company can effect, through the use of debt, a proportional change in the return on common equity that is greater than a given proportional change in operating income.
Danaher Corp.’s adjusted financial leverage ratio decreased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Adjusted Return on Equity (ROE)

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Net earnings
Total Danaher stockholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Adjusted for Goodwill
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Net earnings
Adjusted total Danaher stockholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
Adjusted ROE2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24).

2019 Calculations

1 ROE = 100 × Net earnings ÷ Total Danaher stockholders’ equity
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Adjusted ROE = 100 × Net earnings ÷ Adjusted total Danaher stockholders’ equity
= 100 × ÷ =

Profitability ratio Description The company
Adjusted ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by adjusted shareholders’ equity. Danaher Corp.’s adjusted ROE deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Adjusted Return on Assets (ROA)

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Net earnings
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Adjusted for Goodwill
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Net earnings
Adjusted total assets
Profitability Ratio
Adjusted ROA2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24).

2019 Calculations

1 ROA = 100 × Net earnings ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Adjusted ROA = 100 × Net earnings ÷ Adjusted total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

Profitability ratio Description The company
Adjusted ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by adjusted total assets. Danaher Corp.’s adjusted ROA improved from 2017 to 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from 2018 to 2019.