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Danaher Corp. (NYSE:DHR)

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.

Danaher Corp., consolidated balance sheet: assets

US$ in thousands

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Cash and equivalents 19,912,300  787,800  630,300  963,700  790,800 
Trade accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts 3,191,400  3,489,600  3,521,800  3,186,100  3,964,100 
Inventories 1,628,300  1,910,100  1,840,800  1,709,400  2,095,400 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 864,600  906,300  857,100  805,900  986,400 
Current assets 25,596,600  7,093,800  6,850,000  6,665,100  7,836,700 
Property, plant and equipment, net 2,302,000  2,511,200  2,454,600  2,354,000  2,825,600 
Other long-term assets 1,720,800  648,400  538,300  631,300  1,219,300 
Goodwill 22,712,500  25,906,000  25,138,600  23,826,900  25,070,300 
Other intangible assets, net 9,749,700  11,673,100  11,667,100  11,818,000  11,270,300 
Long-term assets 36,485,000  40,738,700  39,798,600  38,630,200  40,385,500 
Total assets 62,081,600  47,832,500  46,648,600  45,295,300  48,222,200 

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).


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. Danaher Corp.’s current assets 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. Danaher Corp.’s property, plant and equipment, net increased from 2017 to 2018 but then decreased significantly from 2018 to 2019.
Long-term 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. Danaher Corp.’s long-term assets increased from 2017 to 2018 but then decreased significantly from 2018 to 2019.
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. Danaher Corp.’s total assets increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Current Assets: Selected Items

Balance sheet item Description The company
Cash and 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. Danaher Corp.’s cash and equivalents increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Trade accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts 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. Danaher Corp.’s trade accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts decreased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Inventories Amount after valuation and LIFO reserves of inventory expected to be sold, or consumed within one year or operating cycle, if longer. Danaher Corp.’s inventories increased from 2017 to 2018 but then decreased significantly from 2018 to 2019.