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Take-Two Interactive Software (NAS:TTWO) Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization

: $2,071 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2023)
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Take-Two Interactive Software's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Sep. 2023 was $503 Mil. Its depreciation, depletion and amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2023 was $2,071 Mil.


Take-Two Interactive Software Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization Historical Data

The historical data trend for Take-Two Interactive Software'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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Take-Two Interactive Software Annual Data
Trend Mar14 Mar15 Mar16 Mar17 Mar18 Mar19 Mar20 Mar21 Mar22 Mar23
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 264.83 236.54 202.40 257.10 1,776.70

Take-Two Interactive Software Quarterly Data
Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23
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 376.20 391.80 826.10 350.10 502.70

Take-Two Interactive Software 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 Sep. 2023 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $2,071 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.


Take-Two Interactive Software  (NAS:TTWO) 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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Take-Two Interactive Software (NAS:TTWO) Business Description

Address
110 West 44th Street, New York, NY, USA, 10036
Found in 1993, Take-Two consists of three wholly owned labels, Rockstar Games, 2K, and Zynga. The firm is one of the world's largest independent video game publishers on consoles, PCs, smartphones, and tablets. Take-Two's franchise portfolio is headlined by "Grand Theft Auto" (345 million units sold) and contains other well-known titles such as "NBA 2K," "Civilization," "Borderlands," "Bioshock," and "Xcom." Zynga mobile titles include "Farmville," "Empires & Puzzles," and "CSR Racing.".
Executives
William B Gordon director
Ellen F Siminoff director 555 ELLIS STREET, MOUNTAIN VIEW CA 94043
Roland A Hernandez director 300 NORTH SAN RAFAEL AVE, PASADENA CA 91105
Paul E Viera director C/O TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC., 110 WEST 44TH STREET, NEW YORK NY 10036
Laverne Evans Srinivasan director C/O TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC., 622 BROADWAY, NEW YORK NY 10012
Daniel P Emerson officer: General Counsel 622 BROADWAY, NEW YORK NY 10012
Susan Tolson director C/O TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC., 622 BROADWAY, NEW YORK NY 10019
Benjamim Feder officer: Chief Executive Officer C/O ZELNICKMEDIA CORPORATION, 650 5TH AVENUE, NEW YORK NY 10019
Karl Slatoff officer: Executive Vice President C/O ZELNICKMEDIA CORPORATION, 19 WEST 44TH STREET, 18TH FLOOR, NEW YORK NY 10036
Brett Icahn director C/O ICAHN ENTERPRISES L.P., 16690 COLLINS AVE., PH, SUNNY ISLES FL 33160
James Larry Nelson director 2747 PARADISE ROAD, PH2804, LAS VEGAS NV 89109
Sunghwan Cho director C/O ICAHN ENTERPRISES L.P., 16690 COLLINS AVE., PH, SUNNY ISLES FL 33160
Strauss Zelnick director, officer: Executive Chairman C/O ZELNICKMEDIA, 650 FIFTH AVE 31ST FLOOR, NEW YORK NY 10019
Lainie Goldstein officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC., 622 BROADWAY, NEW YORK NY 10012
Seth D Krauss officer: Exec VP and General Counsel C/O TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC., 222 BROADWAY, NEW YORK NY 10012