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Stryker (NYSE:SYK) Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization

: $1,019 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2023)
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Stryker's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Jun. 2023 was $259 Mil. Its depreciation, depletion and amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2023 was $1,019 Mil.


Stryker Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization Historical Data

The historical data trend for Stryker'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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Stryker Annual Data
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Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization
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Stryker Quarterly Data
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Stryker 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. 2023 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $1,019 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.


Stryker  (NYSE:SYK) 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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Stryker (NYSE:SYK) Business Description

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2825 Airview Boulevard, Kalamazoo, MI, USA, 49002
Stryker designs, manufactures, and markets an array of medical equipment, instruments, consumable supplies, and implantable devices. The product portfolio includes hip and knee replacements, endoscopy systems, operating room equipment, embolic coils, hospital beds and gurneys, and spinal devices. Stryker remains one of the three largest competitors in reconstructive orthopedic implants and holds the leadership position in operating room equipment. Just over one fourth of Stryker's total revenue currently comes from outside the United States.
Executives
James Andrew Pierce officer: Group President 2825 AIRVIEW BLVD, KALAMAZOO MI 49002
Spencer S Stiles officer: Group President 2825 AIRVIEW BLVD, KALAMAZOO MI 49002
Giovanni Caforio director BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY, ROUTE 206 & PROVINCELINE ROAD, LAWRENCEVILLE NJ 08543
Skeete Tatum Lisa M director 2825 AIRVIEW BLVD, KALAMAZOO MI 49002
Robert S Fletcher officer: VP, Chief Legal Officer 2825 AIRVIEW BOULEVARD, KALAMAZOO MI 49002
Viju Menon officer: Group President 2825 AIRVIEW BLVD, KALAMAZOO MI 49002
Sherilyn S Mccoy director JOHNSON & JOHNSON, ONE JOHNSON & JOHNSON PLAZA, NEW BRUNSWICK NJ 08933
Rajeev Suri director 2825 AIRVIEW BLVD, KALAMAZOO MI 49002
Mary K Brainerd director 8170 33RD AVENUE SOUTH, BLOOMINGTON MN 55425
Graham A Mclean officer: President, Asia-Pacific 1 CORPORATE AVENUE ROWVILLE, VICTORIA C3 3178
Glenn S Boehnlein officer: Vice President, CFO 2825 AIRVIEW BLVD, KALAMAZOO MI 49002
M Kathryn Fink officer: VP, Global Human Resources 2825 AIRVIEW BLVD, KALAMAZOO MI 49002
Yin C Becker officer: VP, Comm. & Public Affairs 2825 AIRVIEW BLVD, KALAMAZOO MI 49002
Bijoy Sagar officer: VP, Chief Information Officer 2825 AIRVIEW BLVD, KALAMAZOO MI 49002
Michael Damon Hutchinson officer: General Counsel 2825 AIRVIEW BLVD, KALAMAZOO MI 49002