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salesforce.com inc. (NYSE:CRM)

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Analysis of Property, Plant and Equipment

Advanced level


Property, Plant and Equipment Disclosure

salesforce.com inc., balance sheet: property, plant and equipment

US$ in millions

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Land
Buildings and building improvements
Computers, equipment and software
Furniture and fixtures
Leasehold improvements
Property and equipment, gross
Accumulated depreciation and amortization
Property and equipment, net

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-05), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-03-09), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-06), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-07), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-06).

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. salesforce.com inc.’s property and equipment, gross increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
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. salesforce.com inc.’s property and equipment, net increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Asset Age Ratios (Summary)

salesforce.com 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: 2020-03-05), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-03-09), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-06), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-07), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-06).

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. salesforce.com inc.’s average age ratio of depreciable property, plant and equipment deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then improved from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 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. salesforce.com inc.’s estimated total useful life of depreciable property, plant and equipment increased from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly decreased from 2019 to 2020.
Estimated time elapsed since purchase The approximate age in years of a company’s fixed assets. Useful for comparison purposes. salesforce.com 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 salesforce.com inc.’s estimated remaining life of depreciable property, plant and equipment decreased from 2018 to 2019 but then increased from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 level.

Average Age

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

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-05), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-03-09), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-06), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-07), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-06).

2020 Calculations

1 Average age = 100 × Accumulated depreciation and amortization ÷ (Property and equipment, gross – 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. salesforce.com inc.’s average age ratio of depreciable property, plant and equipment deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then improved from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 level.

Estimated Total Useful Life

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Jan 31, 2020 Jan 31, 2019 Jan 31, 2018 Jan 31, 2017 Jan 31, 2016 Jan 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Property and equipment, gross
Land
Depreciation and amortization expense
Asset Age Ratio (Years)
Estimated total useful life1

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-05), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-03-09), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-06), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-07), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-06).

2020 Calculations

1 Estimated total useful life = (Property and equipment, gross – Land) ÷ Depreciation and amortization 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. salesforce.com inc.’s estimated total useful life of depreciable property, plant and equipment increased from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly decreased from 2019 to 2020.

Estimated Age, Time Elapsed since Purchase

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Jan 31, 2020 Jan 31, 2019 Jan 31, 2018 Jan 31, 2017 Jan 31, 2016 Jan 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Accumulated depreciation and amortization
Depreciation and amortization expense
Asset Age Ratio (Years)
Time elapsed since purchase1

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-05), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-03-09), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-06), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-07), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-06).

2020 Calculations

1 Time elapsed since purchase = Accumulated depreciation and amortization ÷ Depreciation and amortization 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. salesforce.com 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 Jan 31, 2019 Jan 31, 2018 Jan 31, 2017 Jan 31, 2016 Jan 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Property and equipment, net
Land
Depreciation and amortization expense
Asset Age Ratio (Years)
Estimated remaining life1

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-05), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-03-09), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-06), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-07), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-06).

2020 Calculations

1 Estimated remaining life = (Property and equipment, net – Land) ÷ Depreciation and amortization expense
= () ÷ =

Asset age ratio Description The company
Estimated remaining life salesforce.com inc.’s estimated remaining life of depreciable property, plant and equipment decreased from 2018 to 2019 but then increased from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 level.