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Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM)

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Analysis of Property, Plant and Equipment

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Property, Plant and Equipment Disclosure

Philip Morris International 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 and land improvements
Buildings and building equipment
Machinery and equipment
Construction in progress
Property, plant and equipment, at cost
Accumulated depreciation
Property, plant and equipment, less accumulated depreciation

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-17).

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. Philip Morris International Inc.’s property, plant and equipment, at cost decreased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Property, plant and equipment, 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. Philip Morris International Inc.’s property, plant and equipment, less accumulated depreciation decreased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Asset Age Ratios (Summary)

Philip Morris International Inc., asset age ratios

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 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: 2020-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-17).

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. Philip Morris International 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. Philip Morris International 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. Philip Morris International 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 Philip Morris International 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
Property, plant and equipment, at cost
Land and land improvements
Asset Age Ratio
Average age1

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-17).

2019 Calculations

1 Average age = 100 × Accumulated depreciation ÷ (Property, plant and equipment, at cost – Land and land improvements)
= 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. Philip Morris International 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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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Property, plant and equipment, at cost
Land and land improvements
Depreciation expense
Asset Age Ratio (Years)
Estimated total useful life1

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-17).

2019 Calculations

1 Estimated total useful life = (Property, plant and equipment, at cost – Land and land improvements) ÷ 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. Philip Morris International 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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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 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: 2020-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-17).

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. Philip Morris International 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)
Property, plant and equipment, less accumulated depreciation
Land and land improvements
Depreciation expense
Asset Age Ratio (Years)
Estimated remaining life1

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-17).

2019 Calculations

1 Estimated remaining life = (Property, plant and equipment, less accumulated depreciation – Land and land improvements) ÷ Depreciation expense
= () ÷ =

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