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Walt Disney Co. (DIS)


Analysis of Property, Plant and Equipment

Advanced level


Accounting Policy on Property, Plant and Equipment

Parks, resorts and other property are carried at historical cost. Depreciation is computed on the straight-line method, generally over estimated useful lives as follows:

Attractions, buildings and improvements 20 – 40 years
Furniture, fixtures and equipment 3 – 25 years
Land improvements 20 – 40 years
Leasehold improvements Life of lease or asset life if less

Source: 10-K (filing date: 2019-11-20).


Property, Plant and Equipment Disclosure

Walt Disney Co., balance sheet: property, plant and equipment

US$ in millions

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Sep 28, 2019 Sep 29, 2018 Sep 30, 2017 Oct 1, 2016 Oct 3, 2015 Sep 27, 2014
Attractions, buildings and improvements hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Furniture, fixtures and equipment hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Land improvements hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Leasehold improvements hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Projects in progress hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Land hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Parks, resorts and other property, at cost hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Accumulated depreciation hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Parks, resorts and other property, net hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-11-23), 10-K (filing date: 2015-11-25), 10-K (filing date: 2014-11-19).

Item Description The company
Parks, resorts and other property, 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. Walt Disney Co.’s parks, resorts and other property, at cost increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Parks, resorts and other property, 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. Walt Disney Co.’s parks, resorts and other property, net increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Asset Age Ratios (Summary)

Walt Disney Co., asset age ratios

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Sep 28, 2019 Sep 29, 2018 Sep 30, 2017 Oct 1, 2016 Oct 3, 2015 Sep 27, 2014
Average age ratio hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Estimated total useful life (years) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Estimated age, time elapsed since purchase (years) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Estimated remaining life (years) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-11-23), 10-K (filing date: 2015-11-25), 10-K (filing date: 2014-11-19).

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

Average Age

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Sep 28, 2019 Sep 29, 2018 Sep 30, 2017 Oct 1, 2016 Oct 3, 2015 Sep 27, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Accumulated depreciation hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Parks, resorts and other property, at cost hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Land hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Asset Age Ratio
Average age1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-11-23), 10-K (filing date: 2015-11-25), 10-K (filing date: 2014-11-19).

2019 Calculations

1 Average age = 100 × Accumulated depreciation ÷ (Parks, resorts and other property, at cost – Land)
= 100 × hidden ÷ (hiddenhidden) = hidden

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. Walt Disney Co.’s average age ratio of depreciable property, plant and equipment deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 level.

Estimated Total Useful Life

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Sep 28, 2019 Sep 29, 2018 Sep 30, 2017 Oct 1, 2016 Oct 3, 2015 Sep 27, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Parks, resorts and other property, at cost hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Land hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Depreciation expense hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Asset Age Ratio (Years)
Estimated total useful life1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-11-23), 10-K (filing date: 2015-11-25), 10-K (filing date: 2014-11-19).

2019 Calculations

1 Estimated total useful life = (Parks, resorts and other property, at cost – Land) ÷ Depreciation expense
= (hiddenhidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

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. Walt Disney Co.’s estimated total useful life of depreciable property, plant and equipment decreased from 2017 to 2018 but then increased from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 level.

Estimated Age, Time Elapsed since Purchase

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Sep 28, 2019 Sep 29, 2018 Sep 30, 2017 Oct 1, 2016 Oct 3, 2015 Sep 27, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Accumulated depreciation hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Depreciation expense hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Asset Age Ratio (Years)
Time elapsed since purchase1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-11-23), 10-K (filing date: 2015-11-25), 10-K (filing date: 2014-11-19).

2019 Calculations

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

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. Walt Disney Co.’s estimated time elapsed since purchase of depreciable property, plant and equipment improved from 2017 to 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from 2018 to 2019.

Estimated Remaining Life

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Sep 28, 2019 Sep 29, 2018 Sep 30, 2017 Oct 1, 2016 Oct 3, 2015 Sep 27, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Parks, resorts and other property, net hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Land hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Depreciation expense hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Asset Age Ratio (Years)
Estimated remaining life1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-11-23), 10-K (filing date: 2015-11-25), 10-K (filing date: 2014-11-19).

2019 Calculations

1 Estimated remaining life = (Parks, resorts and other property, net – Land) ÷ Depreciation expense
= (hiddenhidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

Asset age ratio Description The company
Estimated remaining life Walt Disney Co.’s estimated remaining life of depreciable property, plant and equipment decreased from 2017 to 2018 but then increased from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 level.