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Property, Plant and Equipment Accounting Policy

Property, plant and equipment are stated at cost. Additions to property, plant and equipment generally include material, labor and overhead. Time Warner also capitalizes certain costs associated with coding, software configuration, upgrades and enhancements incurred for the development of internal use software. Depreciation is recorded on a straight-line basis over estimated useful lives. Leasehold improvements are depreciated over the lesser of the estimated useful life of the improvement or the term of the applicable lease. Time Warner periodically evaluates the depreciation periods of property, plant and equipment to determine whether a revision to its estimates of useful lives is warranted.

Estimated Useful Lives
Land n/a
Buildings and improvements 7 to 30 years
Capitalized software costs 3 to 7 years
Furniture, fixtures and other equipment 3 to 10 years

Source: Time Warner Inc., Annual Report

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Property, Plant and Equipment Disclosure

Time Warner Inc., Statement of Financial Position, Property, Plant and Equipment

USD $ in millions

 

Source: Based on data from Time Warner Inc. Annual Reports

Item Description The company
Land Carrying amount as of the balance sheet date of real estate held for productive use. This excludes land held for sale. Time Warner Inc.'s land declined from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly increased from 2016 to 2017.
Buildings and improvements Carrying amount as of the balance sheet date of long-lived, depreciable assets that include building structures held for productive use including any addition, improvement, or renovation to the structure, such as interior masonry, interior flooring, electrical, and plumbing. Time Warner Inc.'s buildings and improvements increased from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.
Construction in progress Carrying amount at the balance sheet date of long-lived asset under construction that include construction costs to date on capital projects that have not been completed and assets being constructed that are not ready to be placed into service. Time Warner Inc.'s construction in progress increased from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.
Furniture, fixtures and other equipment, excludes construction in progress Carrying amount at the balance sheet date for long-lived, depreciable asset commonly used in offices and stores. Examples include desks, chairs, and store fixtures. Time Warner Inc.'s furniture, fixtures and other equipment, excludes construction in progress declined from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly increased from 2016 to 2017.
Property, plant and equipment, gross Carrying amount at the balance sheet date for long-lived physical assets used in the normal conduct of business and not intended for resale. This can include land, physical structures, machinery, vehicles, furniture, computer equipment, construction in progress, and similar items. Amount does not include depreciation. Time Warner Inc.'s property, plant and equipment, gross increased from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.
Property, plant and equipment, net Tangible assets that are held by an entity for use in the production or supply of goods and services, for rental to others, or for administrative purposes and that are expected to provide economic benefit for more than one year; net of accumulated depreciation. Examples include land, buildings, and production equipment. Time Warner Inc.'s property, plant and equipment, net declined from 2015 to 2016 but then increased from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.

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Property, Plant and Equipment Ratios (Summary)

Time Warner Inc., Property, Plant and Equipment Ratios

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Average age % % % % %
Estimated total useful life (years)
Estimated age, time elapsed since purchase (years)
Estimated remaining life (years)
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. Time Warner Inc.'s average age of depreciable property, plant and equipment deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 not reaching 2015 level.
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. Time Warner Inc.'s estimated total useful life of depreciable property, plant and equipment increased from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.
Estimated time elapsed since purchase The approximate age in years of a company's fixed assets. Useful for comparison purposes. Time Warner Inc.'s estimated time elapsed since purchase of depreciable property, plant and equipment deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly improved from 2016 to 2017.
Estimated remaining life Time Warner Inc.'s estimated remaining life of depreciable property, plant and equipment declined from 2015 to 2016 but then increased from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.

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Average Age

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Accumulated depreciation
Property, plant and equipment, gross
Land
Ratio
Average age1 % % % % %

2017 Calculations

1 Average age = 100 × Accumulated depreciation ÷ (Property, plant and equipment, gross – Land)
= 100 × ÷ () = %

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. Time Warner Inc.'s average age of depreciable property, plant and equipment deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 not reaching 2015 level.

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Estimated Total Useful Life

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Property, plant and equipment, gross
Land
Depreciation of property, plant and equipment
Ratio
Estimated total useful life (years)1

2017 Calculations

1 Estimated total useful life (years) = (Property, plant and equipment, gross – Land) ÷ Depreciation of property, plant and equipment
= () ÷ =

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. Time Warner Inc.'s estimated total useful life of depreciable property, plant and equipment increased from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

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Estimated Age, Time Elapsed Since Purchase

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Accumulated depreciation
Depreciation of property, plant and equipment
Ratio
Time elapsed since purchase (years)1

2017 Calculations

1 Time elapsed since purchase (years) = Accumulated depreciation ÷ Depreciation of property, plant and equipment
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Estimated time elapsed since purchase The approximate age in years of a company's fixed assets. Useful for comparison purposes. Time Warner Inc.'s estimated time elapsed since purchase of depreciable property, plant and equipment deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly improved from 2016 to 2017.

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Estimated Remaining Life

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Property, plant and equipment, net
Land
Depreciation of property, plant and equipment
Ratio
Estimated remaining life (years)1

2017 Calculations

1 Estimated remaining life (years) = (Property, plant and equipment, net – Land) ÷ Depreciation of property, plant and equipment
= () ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Estimated remaining life Time Warner Inc.'s estimated remaining life of depreciable property, plant and equipment declined from 2015 to 2016 but then increased from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.

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