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ServiceNow Inc. (NYSE:NOW)

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Analysis of Property, Plant and Equipment

Advanced level

Property, Plant and Equipment Disclosure

ServiceNow Inc., balance sheet: property, plant and equipment

US$ in thousands

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Computer equipment
Computer software
Computer equipment and software (legacy)
Leasehold and other improvements
Furniture and fixtures
Building
Construction in progress
Property and equipment, gross
Accumulated depreciation
Property and equipment, net

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-25).

Item Description The company
Property and equipment, gross 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. ServiceNow Inc.’s property and equipment, gross increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Property 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. ServiceNow Inc.’s property and equipment, net increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Asset Age Ratios (Summary)

ServiceNow 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: 2020-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-25).

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

Average Age

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Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Accumulated depreciation
Property and equipment, gross
Asset Age Ratio
Average age1

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-25).

2019 Calculations

1 Average age = 100 × Accumulated depreciation ÷ Property and equipment, gross
= 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. ServiceNow 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 thousands)
Property and equipment, gross
Depreciation expense
Asset Age Ratio (Years)
Estimated total useful life1

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-25).

2019 Calculations

1 Estimated total useful life = Property and equipment, gross ÷ 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. ServiceNow Inc.’s estimated total useful life of depreciable property, plant and equipment increased from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly decreased from 2018 to 2019.

Estimated Age, Time Elapsed since Purchase

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

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-25).

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

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 thousands)
Property and equipment, net
Depreciation expense
Asset Age Ratio (Years)
Estimated remaining life1

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-25).

2019 Calculations

1 Estimated remaining life = Property and equipment, net ÷ Depreciation expense
= ÷ =

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