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Emerson Electric Co. (EMR)


Analysis of Property, Plant and Equipment

Advanced level


Accounting Policy on Property, Plant and Equipment

Emerson records investments in land, buildings, and machinery and equipment at cost. Depreciation is computed principally using the straight-line method over estimated service lives, which for principal assets are 30 to 40 years for buildings and 8 to 12 years for machinery and equipment. Long-lived tangible assets are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in business circumstances indicate the carrying value of the assets may not be recoverable. Impairment losses are recognized based on estimated fair values if the sum of estimated future undiscounted cash flows of the related assets is less than the carrying values.

Source: 10-K (filing date: 2019-11-18).


Property, Plant and Equipment Disclosure

Emerson Electric Co., balance sheet: property, plant and equipment

US$ in millions

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Sep 30, 2019 Sep 30, 2018 Sep 30, 2017 Sep 30, 2016 Sep 30, 2015 Sep 30, 2014
Land hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Buildings hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Machinery and equipment hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Construction in progress hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Property, plant and equipment, at cost hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Accumulated depreciation hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Property, plant and equipment, net hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-11-18), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2016-11-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-11-18), 10-K (filing date: 2014-11-19).

Item Description The company
Property, plant and equipment, at cost 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. Emerson Electric Co.’s property, plant and equipment, at cost 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. Emerson Electric Co.’s property, plant and equipment, net increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Asset Age Ratios (Summary)

Emerson Electric Co., asset age ratios

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Sep 30, 2019 Sep 30, 2018 Sep 30, 2017 Sep 30, 2016 Sep 30, 2015 Sep 30, 2014
Average age ratio hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Estimated total useful life (years) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Estimated age, time elapsed since purchase (years) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Estimated remaining life (years) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-11-18), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2016-11-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-11-18), 10-K (filing date: 2014-11-19).

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. Emerson Electric Co.’s average age ratio of depreciable property, plant and equipment improved from 2017 to 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from 2018 to 2019.
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. Emerson Electric Co.’s estimated total useful life of depreciable property, plant and equipment decreased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Estimated time elapsed since purchase The approximate age in years of a company’s fixed assets. Useful for comparison purposes. Emerson Electric Co.’s estimated time elapsed since purchase of depreciable property, plant and equipment improved from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from 2018 to 2019.
Estimated remaining life Emerson Electric Co.’s estimated remaining life of depreciable property, plant and equipment increased from 2017 to 2018 but then decreased significantly from 2018 to 2019.

Average Age

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Sep 30, 2019 Sep 30, 2018 Sep 30, 2017 Sep 30, 2016 Sep 30, 2015 Sep 30, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Accumulated depreciation hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Property, plant and equipment, at cost hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Land hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Asset Age Ratio
Average age1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-11-18), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2016-11-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-11-18), 10-K (filing date: 2014-11-19).

2019 Calculations

1 Average age = 100 × Accumulated depreciation ÷ (Property, plant and equipment, at cost – Land)
= 100 × hidden ÷ (hiddenhidden) = hidden

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. Emerson Electric Co.’s average age ratio of depreciable property, plant and equipment improved from 2017 to 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from 2018 to 2019.

Estimated Total Useful Life

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Sep 30, 2019 Sep 30, 2018 Sep 30, 2017 Sep 30, 2016 Sep 30, 2015 Sep 30, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Property, plant and equipment, at cost hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Land hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Depreciation expense hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Asset Age Ratio (Years)
Estimated total useful life1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-11-18), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2016-11-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-11-18), 10-K (filing date: 2014-11-19).

2019 Calculations

1 Estimated total useful life = (Property, plant and equipment, at cost – Land) ÷ Depreciation expense
= (hiddenhidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

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. Emerson Electric Co.’s estimated total useful life of depreciable property, plant and equipment decreased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Estimated Age, Time Elapsed since Purchase

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Sep 30, 2019 Sep 30, 2018 Sep 30, 2017 Sep 30, 2016 Sep 30, 2015 Sep 30, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Accumulated depreciation hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Depreciation expense hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Asset Age Ratio (Years)
Time elapsed since purchase1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-11-18), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2016-11-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-11-18), 10-K (filing date: 2014-11-19).

2019 Calculations

1 Time elapsed since purchase = Accumulated depreciation ÷ Depreciation expense
= hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

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. Emerson Electric Co.’s estimated time elapsed since purchase of depreciable property, plant and equipment improved from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from 2018 to 2019.

Estimated Remaining Life

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Sep 30, 2019 Sep 30, 2018 Sep 30, 2017 Sep 30, 2016 Sep 30, 2015 Sep 30, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Property, plant and equipment, net hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Land hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Depreciation expense hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Asset Age Ratio (Years)
Estimated remaining life1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-11-18), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2016-11-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-11-18), 10-K (filing date: 2014-11-19).

2019 Calculations

1 Estimated remaining life = (Property, plant and equipment, net – Land) ÷ Depreciation expense
= (hiddenhidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

Asset age ratio Description The company
Estimated remaining life Emerson Electric Co.’s estimated remaining life of depreciable property, plant and equipment increased from 2017 to 2018 but then decreased significantly from 2018 to 2019.