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Helmerich & Payne Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization

: $410 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2022)
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Helmerich & Payne's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Mar. 2022 was $103 Mil. Its depreciation, depletion and amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2022 was $410 Mil.


Helmerich & Payne Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization Historical Data

The historical data trend for Helmerich & Payne'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.

Helmerich & Payne 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 585.54 583.80 562.80 481.89 419.73

Helmerich & Payne 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 106.42 104.49 101.96 100.44 102.94

Helmerich & Payne 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 $410 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.


Helmerich & Payne  (NYSE:HP) 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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Helmerich & Payne Business Description

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Industry
Energy » Oil & Gas NAICS : 213111 SIC : 1381
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
1437 South Boulder Avenue, Suite 1400, Tulsa, OK, USA, 74119
Helmerich & Payne has the largest fleet of U.S. land drilling rigs. The company's FlexRig line is the leading choice to drill horizontal wells for production of U.S. tight oil and gas. H&P is present in nearly every major U.S. shale play and also has a small presence internationally.
Executives
Adams Raymond John Iii officer: VP Digital Ops Marketing Sales 1437 S. BOULDER AVE. SUITE 1400 TULSA OK 74119
Smith Mark W. officer: Senior VP and CFO 15835 PARK TEN PLACE DRIVE HOUSTON TX 77084
Mas Jose Ramon director 800 DOUGLAS ROAD, 12TH FLOOR CORAL GABLES FL 33134
Rust Edward B Jr director MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES 1221 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK NY 10020
Bellinger Delaney Murchison director 524 E. 24TH STREET HOUSTON TX 77008
Cramton Kevin G. director 502 SAINT DAVIDS AVENUE WAYNE PA 19087
Petrie Thomas A. director 1437 S. BOULDER AVE., SUITE 1400 TULSA OK 74119
Helmerich Hans director C/O CIIRMAREX ENERGY CO 707 17TH ST. #3300 DENVER CO 80202-3404
Zeglis John D director 7277 164TH AVE NE BLDG1 REDMOND WA 98052
Foutch Randy A director 15 W. SIXTH STREET SUITE, 1800 TULSA OK 74119
Robillard Donald F Jr director 1437 S. BOULDER AVE. TULSA OK 74119
Vandeweghe Mary M director 1601 W. DIEHL ROAD NAPERVILLE IL 60563
Benson Todd Willard officer: President of H&P Technologies 1437 S. BOULDER AVENUE SUITE 1400 TULSA OK 74119
Bell John R. officer: VP, Drilling Subsidiary 1437 S. BOULDER AVE. TULSA OK 74119
Lennox Michael officer: VP, Drilling Subsidiary 1437 S. BOULDER AVE., SUITE 140 TULSA OK 74119

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