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Beazer Homes USA Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization

: $13 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2022)
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Beazer Homes USA's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Mar. 2022 was $3 Mil. Its depreciation, depletion and amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2022 was $13 Mil.


Beazer Homes USA Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization Historical Data

The historical data trend for Beazer Homes USA'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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Beazer Homes USA Annual Data
Trend Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20 Sep21
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 14.01 13.81 14.76 15.64 13.98

Beazer Homes USA Quarterly Data
Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22
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 3.68 3.69 3.48 2.88 3.03

Beazer Homes USA 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 Mar. 2022 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $13 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.


Beazer Homes USA  (NYSE:BZH) 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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Beazer Homes USA Business Description

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Address
1000 Abernathy Road, Suite 260, Atlanta, GA, USA, 30328
Beazer Homes USA Inc is an American construction company that focuses on residential construction. The company specializes in single-family housing and multi-unit building construction in over 13 states and over 22 metro markets. Beazer Homes builds homes and communities that target first-time, move-up, and luxury homebuyers with an average selling price of roughly $300,000. From a geographic perspective, home sales in the western and eastern United States have been the leading sources of revenue for the company. Key metro areas include Atlanta, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando, and Tampa. The company also focuses on land purchasing and development to support future construction efforts as well as mortgage services for its homebuyers.
Executives
Salomon Robert L. officer: EVP, Chief Financial Officer 5535 LEXINGTON WOODS LANE ALPHARETTA GA 30005
Zelnak Stephen P Jr director MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS INC 2710 WYCLIFF ROAD RALEIGH NC 27607
Acton Elizabeth S director 5408 WALDENHILL COURT SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP MI 48198
Orser Peter M director 1000 ABERNATHY ROAD SUITE 260 ATLANTA GA 30328
Shepherd Danny R director VULCAN MATERIALS COMPANY 1200 URBAN CENTER DRIVE BIRMINGHAM AL 35242
Spitz David J director C/O CHANNELADVISOR CORPORATION 2701 AERIAL CENTER PARKWAY MORRISVILLE NC 27568
Belknap Keith L Jr officer: EVP, General Counsel 3585 ENGINEERING DRIVE SUITE 100 NORCROSS GA 30092
Provencio Norma Ann director 2150 ST. ELZEAR BLVD. WEST LAVAL A8 H7L 4A8
Merrill Allan P director, officer: Chairman, President and CEO BEAZER HOMES 1000 ABERNATHY RD, SUITE 1200 ATLANTA GA 30328
Winkle C Christian director ONE RAVINIA DRIVE STE 1500 ATLANTA GA 30346
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Beazer Brian C director C/O NUMEREX 1600 PARKWOOD CIRCLE #200 ATLANTA GA 30339-2119
Leemputte Peter G director CHICAGO TITLE CORP 171 N CLARK ST CHICAGO IL 80601
Khoury Kenneth F officer: Administration BEAZER HOMES 1000 ABERNATHY RD, SUITE 1200 ATLANTA GA 30328
Solari Larry T director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: SOLARI LARRY T a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}

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