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Zoom Video Communications Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization

: $45 Mil (TTM As of Oct. 2021)
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Zoom Video Communications's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Oct. 2021 was $13 Mil. Its depreciation, depletion and amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2021 was $45 Mil.


Zoom Video Communications Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization Historical Data

The historical data trend for Zoom Video Communications'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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Zoom Video Communications Annual Data
Trend Jan17 Jan18 Jan19 Jan20 Jan21
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization
1.22 2.79 7.01 16.45 28.86

Zoom Video Communications Quarterly Data
Jan17 Jan18 Apr18 Jul18 Oct18 Jan19 Apr19 Jul19 Oct19 Jan20 Apr20 Jul20 Oct20 Jan21 Apr21 Jul21 Oct21
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 7.59 9.46 10.66 12.03 12.58

Zoom Video Communications 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 Oct. 2021 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $45 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.


Zoom Video Communications  (NAS:ZM) 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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Zoom Video Communications Business Description

Zoom Video Communications logo
Industry
Technology » Software NAICS : 511210 SIC : 7372
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
55 Almaden Boulevard, 6th Floor, San Jose, CA, USA, 95113
Zoom Video Communications provides a communications platform that connects people through video, voice, chat, and content sharing. The company's cloud-native platform enables face-to-face video and connects users across various devices and locations in a single meeting. Zoom, which was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in San Jose, California, serves companies of all sizes from all industries around the world.
Executives
Bawa Aparna officer: Chief Operating Officer C/O ZOOM VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 55 ALMADEN BOULEVARD, 6TH FLOOR SAN JOSE CA 95113
Pelosi Janine officer: Chief Marketing Officer C/O ZOOM VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 55 ALMADEN BOULEVARD, 6TH FLOOR SAN JOSE CA 95113
Hammonds Kimberly director 100 EAST DAVIE STREET RALEIGH NC 27601
Crehan Shane officer: Chief Accounting Officer C/O EVENTBRITE, INC. 155 5TH STREET, 7TH FLOOR SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Yuan Eric S. director, 10 percent owner, officer: Chief Executive Officer C/O ZOOM VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 55 ALMADEN BOULEVARD, 6TH FLOOR SAN JOSE CA 95113
Mcmaster Herbert Raymond director C/O ZOOM VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 55 ALMADEN BOULEVARD, 6TH FLOOR SAN JOSE CA 95113
Steckelberg Kelly officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O ZOOM VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 55 ALMADEN BOULEVARD, 6TH FLOOR SAN JOSE CA 95113
Gassner Peter P director C/O VEEVA SYSTEMS INC. 4280 HACIENDA DRIVE PLEASANTON CA 94588
Chadwick Jonathan director 3401 HILLVIEW AVENUE PALO ALTO CA 94304
Azus Ryan officer: Chief Revenue Officer C/O ZOOM VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 55 ALMADEN BOULEVARD, 6TH FLOOR SAN JOSE CA 95113
Swanson Bart director C/O ZOOM VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 55 ALMADEN BOULEVARD, 6TH FLOOR SAN JOSE CA 95113
Benhorin Roy officer: Chief Accounting Officer C/O ZOOM VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 55 ALMADEN BOULEVARD, 6TH FLOOR SAN JOSE CA 95113
Sankarlingam Velchamy officer: Pres. of Engineering & Product C/O ZOOM VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 55 ALMADEN BOULEVARD, 6TH FLOOR SAN JOSE CA 95113
Subotovsky Santiago director C/O EMERGENCE CAPITAL PARTNERS 160 BOVENT ROAD SUITE 300 SAN MATEO CA 94402
Emergence Equity Partners Iii, L.p. 10 percent owner 160 BOVET ROAD, SUITE 300 SAN MATEO CA 94402

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