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Archer-Daniels Midland Co (NYSE:ADM) Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization

: $1,028 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2022)
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Archer-Daniels Midland Co's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Dec. 2022 was $254 Mil. Its depreciation, depletion and amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2022 was $1,028 Mil.


Archer-Daniels Midland Co Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization Historical Data

The historical data trend for Archer-Daniels Midland Co's Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Archer-Daniels Midland Co Annual Data
Trend Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 941.00 993.00 976.00 996.00 1,028.00

Archer-Daniels Midland Co Quarterly Data
Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 257.00 257.00 257.00 260.00 254.00

Archer-Daniels Midland Co Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization Calculation

Depreciation is a present expense that accounts for the past cost of an asset that is now providing benefits.

Depletion and amortization are synonyms for depreciation.

Generally:
The term depreciation is used when discussing man made tangible assets
The term depletion is used when discussing natural tangible assets
The term amortization is used when discussing intangible assets

Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2022 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $1,028 Mil.


* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Archer-Daniels Midland Co  (NYSE:ADM) Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization Explanation

One of the key tenets of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is the matching principle. The matching principle states that companies should report associated costs and benefits at the same time.

For example:

If a company buys a $300 million cruise ship in 1982 and then sells tickets to passengers for the next 30 years, the company should not report a $300 million expense in 1982 and then ticket sales for 1982 through 2012. Instead, the company should spread the purchase price of the ship (the cost) over the same time period it sells tickets (the benefit).

To create income statements that meet the matching principle, accountants use an expense called depreciation.

So, instead of reporting a $300 million purchase expense in 1982, the company might:

Report a $30 million depreciation expense in 1982, 1983, 1984...and every year after that for the 30 years the company expects to sell tickets to passengers on this cruise ship.

To calculate depreciation, a company must make estimates and choices such as:

The cost of the asset
The useful life of the asset
The salvage value of the asset at the end of its useful life
And a way of spreading the cost of the asset to match the time when the asset provides benefits

The range of different ways of spreading the cost under GAAP accounting is too long to list. However, public companies in the United States explain their depreciation choices to shareholders in a note to their financial statements. It is critical that investors read this note. Investors can find this note in the company's 10-K.

Past depreciation expenses accumulate on the balance sheet. Most public companies choose not to show this contra asset account on the balance sheet they present to shareholders. Instead, they simply show a single item. This single asset item may be marked Net. Such as Property, Plant, and Equipment - Net. It is actually the asset account netted against the contra asset account.

A contra asset account is an account that offsets an asset account. So, for example a company might have:

Property, Plant, and Equipment - Gross: $150 million
Accumulated Depreciation: $120 million
Property, Plant, and Equipment - Net: $30 million

In this case, the only item likely to be shown on the balance sheet is Property, Plant, and Equipment - Net. This is the cost of the company's property, plant, and equipment (asset account) minus the accumulated depreciation (the contra asset account). It means the company's assets cost $150 million, the company has reported $120 million in depreciation expense over the years, and the company is now reporting the assets have a book value of $30 million.

It is possible for a company to have fully depreciated assets on its balance sheet. This means the company's estimate of the useful life of the asset was shorter than the asset's actual useful life. As a result, the asset - although it is still being used - is carried on the balance sheet at its salvage value.

This is a reminder that depreciation involves estimates and choices. It is not an infallible process.

Companies do not have cash layout for depreciation. Therefore, depreciation is added back in the cash flow statement.

Although depreciation is not a cash cost, it is a real business cost because the company has to pay for the fixed assets when it purchases them. Both Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger hate the idea of EDITDA because depreciation is not included as an expense. Warren Buffett even jokingly said We prefer earnings before everything when criticizing the abuse of EDITDA.


Be Aware

Depreciation estimates make the calculation of net income susceptible to management's accounting choices. These choices can be either overly aggressive or overly conservative.


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Archer-Daniels Midland Co (NYSE:ADM) Business Description

Archer-Daniels Midland Co logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
77 West Wacker Drive, Suite 4600, Chicago, IL, USA, 60601
Archer-Daniels Midland is a major processor of oilseeds, corn, wheat, and other agricultural commodities. Additionally, the company owns an extensive network of logistical assets to store and transport crops around the globe. ADM also runs a nutrition business that focuses on both human and animal ingredients. The company is also a large producer of corn-based sweeteners, starches, and ethanol.
Executives
Collins James C. Jr. director 1007 MARKET STREET, D-9058, WILMINGTON DE 19898
Theodore Iii Colbert director C/O THE BOEING COMPANY, 100 RIVERSIDE PLAZA, CHICAGO IL 60606-1596
Strader Fruit Molly L officer: Vice Pres., Corp. Controller 77 WEST WACKER DRIVE, SUITE 4600, CHICAGO IL 60601
Jennifer L Weber officer: Senior Vice President 1000 LOWES BOULEVARD, MOORESVILLE NC 28117
Lei Zhang Schlitz director 5757 N. GREENBAY AVENUE, GLENDALE WI 53129
Michael S Burke director C/O AECOM TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, 555 S. FLOWER STREET, SUITE 3700, LOS ANGELES CA 90071
Stefano Rettore officer: Senior Vice President 77 WEST WACKER DRIVE, SUITE 4600, CHICAGO IL 60601
Suzan F. Harrison director 77 WEST WACKER DRIVE, SUITE 4600, CHICAGO IL 60601
Debra A. Sandler director KEURIG DR PEPPER INC., 53 SOUTH AVE., BURLINGTON MA 01803
Vincent F Macciocchi officer: Senior Vice President 77 W. WACKER DR., SUITE 4600, CHICAGO IL 60601
Christopher M Cuddy officer: President-Corn 77 W. WACKER DR., SUITE 4600, CHICAGO IL 60601
Gregory A Morris officer: Senior Vice President 77 W. WACKER DR., SUITE 4600, CHICAGO IL 60601
Francisco J Sanchez director 77 W. WACKER DR., SUITE 4600, CHICAGO IL 60601
Benjamin I Bard officer: Vice President 4666 FARIES PARKWAY, DECATUR IL 62526
D Cameron Findlay officer: Senior Vice President 77 W. WACKER DR., SUITE 2600, CHICAGO IL 60601

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