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Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW)

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Analysis of Property, Plant and Equipment

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Property, Plant and Equipment Disclosure

Illinois Tool Works Inc., balance sheet: property, plant and equipment

US$ in millions

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Land
Buildings and improvements
Machinery and equipment
Construction in progress
Gross plant and equipment
Accumulated depreciation
Net plant and equipment

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-10), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-12).

Item Description The company
Gross 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. Illinois Tool Works Inc.’s gross plant and equipment increased from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly decreased from 2018 to 2019.
Net plant and equipment 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. Illinois Tool Works Inc.’s net plant and equipment increased from 2017 to 2018 but then decreased significantly from 2018 to 2019.

Asset Age Ratios (Summary)

Illinois Tool Works Inc., asset age ratios

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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: 2020-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-10), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-12).

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. Illinois Tool Works Inc.’s average age ratio of depreciable property, plant and equipment deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and 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. Illinois Tool Works Inc.’s estimated total useful life of depreciable property, plant and equipment decreased from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly increased from 2018 to 2019.
Estimated time elapsed since purchase The approximate age in years of a company’s fixed assets. Useful for comparison purposes. Illinois Tool Works Inc.’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 not reaching 2017 level.
Estimated remaining life Illinois Tool Works Inc.’s estimated remaining life of depreciable property, plant and equipment decreased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Average Age

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

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-10), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-12).

2019 Calculations

1 Average age = 100 × Accumulated depreciation ÷ (Gross 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. Illinois Tool Works Inc.’s average age ratio of depreciable property, plant and equipment deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Estimated Total Useful Life

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Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Gross plant and equipment
Land
Depreciation expense
Asset Age Ratio (Years)
Estimated total useful life1

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-10), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-12).

2019 Calculations

1 Estimated total useful life = (Gross plant and equipment – Land) ÷ Depreciation expense
= () ÷ =

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. Illinois Tool Works Inc.’s estimated total useful life of depreciable property, plant and equipment decreased from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly increased from 2018 to 2019.

Estimated Age, Time Elapsed since Purchase

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Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Accumulated depreciation
Depreciation expense
Asset Age Ratio (Years)
Time elapsed since purchase1

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-10), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-12).

2019 Calculations

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

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. Illinois Tool Works Inc.’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 not reaching 2017 level.

Estimated Remaining Life

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net plant and equipment
Land
Depreciation expense
Asset Age Ratio (Years)
Estimated remaining life1

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-10), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-12).

2019 Calculations

1 Estimated remaining life = (Net plant and equipment – Land) ÷ Depreciation expense
= () ÷ =

Asset age ratio Description The company
Estimated remaining life Illinois Tool Works Inc.’s estimated remaining life of depreciable property, plant and equipment decreased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.