>
Switch to:

Boston Omaha Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization

: $13.09 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2021)
View and export this data going back to 2016. Start your Free Trial

Boston Omaha's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Jun. 2021 was $3.63 Mil. Its depreciation, depletion and amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $13.09 Mil.


Boston Omaha Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization Historical Data

The historical data trend for Boston Omaha'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.

* Premium members only.

Boston Omaha Annual Data
Trend Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization
Premium Member Only 1.64 3.35 8.13 17.33 11.81

Boston Omaha Quarterly Data
Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21
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 2.98 3.04 2.96 3.46 3.63

Boston Omaha 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 Jun. 2021 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $13.09 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.


Boston Omaha  (NAS:BOMN) 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.


Boston Omaha Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization Related Terms

Thank you for viewing the detailed overview of Boston Omaha's Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization provided by GuruFocus.com. Please click on the following links to see related term pages.


Boston Omaha Business Description

Boston Omaha logo
Industry
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
1601 Dodge Street, Suite 3300, Omaha, NE, USA, 68102
Boston Omaha Corp is a US-based company which invests in real estate. Its operations include its ownership of multiple billboards in Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Alabama and equity method investments in several real estate companies. The company operates three separate lines of business, outdoor billboard advertising, surety insurance and related brokerage activities, and broadband services. It also engages in investments in real estate management and related activities. The company generates the majority of the revenue from billboard rentals.
Executives
Weisenburger Joshua Paul officer: Chief Financial Officer 1411 HARNEY ST. SUITE 200 OMAHA NE 68102
Briner Bradford B director 705 GIMGHOUL ROAD CHAPEL HILL NC 27514
Keating Brendan Joseph director 8918 SPANISH RIDGE AVENUE, SUITE 100 LAS VEGAS NV 89148
Boulderado Partners, Llc 10 percent owner 292 NEWBURY STREET SUITE 333 BOSTON MA 02115
Boulderado Group, Llc other: Manager is Director and Co-CEO 304 NEWBURY STREET SUITE 333 BOSTON MA 02115
Boulderado Capital, Llc 10 percent owner 292 NEWBURY STREET BOSTON MA 02115
Rozek Alexander Buffett director, 10 percent owner, officer: Co-Chief Executive Officer 292 NEWBURY ST #333 BOSTON MA 02115
Magnolia Group, Llc 10 percent owner 1411 HARNEY STREET SUITE 200 OMAHA NE 68102
Magnolia Boc Ii, Lp 10 percent owner 1411 HARNEY ST. SUITE 200 OMAHA NE 68102
Magnolia Boc I, Lp 10 percent owner 1411 HARNEY ST. SUITE 200 OMAHA NE 68102
Peterson Adam K director, 10 percent owner, officer: Co-Chief Executive Officer 1411 HARNEY STREET, SUITE 200 OMAHA NE 68102
Magnolia Capital Fund, Lp 10 percent owner 1411 HARNEY ST., SUITE 200 OMAHA NE 68102
Lafoy William Scott officer: CEO of Link Media Holdings,LLC C/O LINK MEDIA OUTDOOR 200 MANSELL CT. EAST, BLDG 200 STE. 360 ROSWELL GA 30076
Royal Jeffrey C director 5420 NICHOLAS STREET OMAHA NE 68132
Kenan Frank H. Ii director C/O BOSTON OMAHA CORPORATION., 292 NEWBURY ST. SUITE 333 BOSTON MA 02115

Boston Omaha Headlines

Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)