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Broadcom Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization

: $5,269 Mil (TTM As of Jul. 2022)
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Broadcom's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Jul. 2022 was $1,217 Mil. Its depreciation, depletion and amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2022 was $5,269 Mil.


Broadcom Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization Historical Data

The historical data trend for Broadcom'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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Broadcom Annual Data
Trend Oct12 Oct13 Oct14 Oct15 Oct16 Oct17 Oct18 Oct19 Oct20 Oct21
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 4,737.00 4,081.00 5,808.00 6,905.00 6,041.00

Broadcom Quarterly Data
Oct17 Jan18 Apr18 Jul18 Oct18 Jan19 Apr19 Jul19 Oct19 Jan20 Apr20 Jul20 Oct20 Jan21 Apr21 Jul21 Oct21 Jan22 Apr22 Jul22
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 1,503.00 1,501.00 1,287.00 1,264.00 1,217.00

Broadcom 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 Jul. 2022 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $5,269 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.


Broadcom  (NAS:AVGO) 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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Broadcom--the combined entity of Broadcom and Avago--boasts a highly diverse product portfolio across an array of end markets. Avago focused primarily on radio frequency filters and amplifiers used in high-end smartphones, such as the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy devices, in addition to an assortment of solutions for wired infrastructure, enterprise storage, and industrial end markets. Legacy Broadcom targeted networking semiconductors, such as switch and physical layer chips, broadband products (such as television set-top box processors), and connectivity chips that handle standards such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The company has acquired Brocade, CA Technologies, and Symantec's enterprise security business to bolster its offerings in software.
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Fernandez Raul J director 11600 SUNRISE VALLEY DR RESTON VA 20191
Lien Justine director 1320 RIDDER PARK DRIVE SAN JOSE CA 95131
Bryant Diane M director 2200 MISSION COLLEGE BLVD SANTA CLARA CA 95054
You Harry L. director EMC CORPORATION 176 SOUTH STREET HOPKINTON MA 01748
Krause Thomas H. officer: Chief Financial Officer 1320 RIDDER PARK SAN JOSE CA 95131
Ingram Bryan officer: SVP & GM, Wireless Semicon Div C/O AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED 350 WEST TRIMBLE ROAD, BLDG. 90 SAN JOSE CA 95131
Spears Kirsten M. officer: Principal Accounting Officer 1320 RIDDER PARK SAN JOSE CA 95131
Kawwas Charlie B officer: SVP & Chief Sales Officer C/O AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES U.S. INC. 350 WEST TRIMBLE ROAD SAN JOSE CA 95131
Brazeal Mark David officer: Chief Legal Officer 1320 RIDDER PARK DRIVE SAN JOSE CA 95131
Tan Hock E director, officer: President and CEO BROADCOM INC. 1320 RIDDER PARK DRIVE SAN JOSE CA 95131
Silver Lake Partners V De (aiv), L.p. director C/O SILVER LAKE 2775 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 100 MENLO PARK CA 94025
Silver Lake Technology Associates V, L.p. director C/O SILVER LAKE 2775 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 100 MENLO PARK CA 94025
Slta V (gp), L.l.c. director C/O SILVER LAKE 2775 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 100 MENLO PARK CA 94025
Silver Lake Technology Investors V, L.p. director C/O SILVER LAKE 2775 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 100 MENLO PARK CA 94025
Silver Lake Group, L.l.c. director 2775 SAND HILL ROAD, SUITE 100 MENLO PARK CA 94025

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