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Lowe’s Cos. Inc. (NYSE:LOW)

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Analysis of Property, Plant and Equipment

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Property, Plant and Equipment Disclosure

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., balance sheet: property, plant and equipment

US$ in millions

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Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015
Land
Buildings and building improvements
Equipment
Construction in progress
Property, cost
Accumulated depreciation
Property, less accumulated depreciation

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-23), 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31).

Item Description The company
Property, 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. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s property, cost decreased from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly increased from 2019 to 2020.
Property, less accumulated depreciation 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. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s property, less accumulated depreciation decreased from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly increased from 2019 to 2020.

Asset Age Ratios (Summary)

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., asset age ratios

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Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015
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: 2020-03-23), 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31).

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. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s average age ratio of depreciable property, plant and equipment deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly improved from 2019 to 2020.
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. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s estimated total useful life of depreciable property, plant and equipment decreased from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly increased from 2019 to 2020.
Estimated time elapsed since purchase The approximate age in years of a company’s fixed assets. Useful for comparison purposes. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s estimated time elapsed since purchase of depreciable property, plant and equipment deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then improved from 2019 to 2020 not reaching 2018 level.
Estimated remaining life Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s estimated remaining life of depreciable property, plant and equipment decreased from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly increased from 2019 to 2020.

Average Age

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Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Accumulated depreciation
Property, cost
Land
Asset Age Ratio
Average age1

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-23), 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31).

2020 Calculations

1 Average age = 100 × Accumulated depreciation ÷ (Property, cost – 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. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s average age ratio of depreciable property, plant and equipment deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly improved from 2019 to 2020.

Estimated Total Useful Life

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Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Property, cost
Land
Depreciation expense
Asset Age Ratio (Years)
Estimated total useful life1

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-23), 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31).

2020 Calculations

1 Estimated total useful life = (Property, cost – 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. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s estimated total useful life of depreciable property, plant and equipment decreased from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly increased from 2019 to 2020.

Estimated Age, Time Elapsed since Purchase

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Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Accumulated depreciation
Depreciation expense
Asset Age Ratio (Years)
Time elapsed since purchase1

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-23), 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31).

2020 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. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s estimated time elapsed since purchase of depreciable property, plant and equipment deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then improved from 2019 to 2020 not reaching 2018 level.

Estimated Remaining Life

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Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Property, less accumulated depreciation
Land
Depreciation expense
Asset Age Ratio (Years)
Estimated remaining life1

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-23), 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31).

2020 Calculations

1 Estimated remaining life = (Property, less accumulated depreciation – Land) ÷ Depreciation expense
= () ÷ =

Asset age ratio Description The company
Estimated remaining life Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s estimated remaining life of depreciable property, plant and equipment decreased from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly increased from 2019 to 2020.