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Forward Industries Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization

: $0.32 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2021)
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Forward Industries's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Jun. 2021 was $0.08 Mil. Its depreciation, depletion and amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $0.32 Mil.


Forward Industries Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization Historical Data

The historical data trend for Forward Industries'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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Forward Industries Annual Data
Trend Sep11 Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization
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Forward Industries Quarterly Data
Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21
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 0.06 0.07 0.09 0.08 0.08

Forward Industries 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. 2021 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $0.32 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.


Forward Industries  (NAS:FORD) 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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Forward Industries Business Description

Forward Industries logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
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Address
700 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 100, Hauppauge, New York, NY, USA, 11788
Forward Industries Inc is a provider of carrying and protective solutions. It designs and distributes product protection for handheld electronic devices. Forward Industries sells soft-sided carrying cases for blood glucose diagnostic kits and portable consumer electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, personal computers, notebooks, and Global Positioning System devices. It also offers bags, clips, hand straps, protective plates, and other accessories made of leather, nylon, vinyl, plastic, PVC, and other synthetic materials. It operates in two segments: distribution and design. The company sells its products globally and generates its revenue from the sale of protective solutions for diabetic products. It generates the majority of its revenue from the United States.
Executives
Maiman Mitchell officer: President of Subsidiary 700 VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY SUITE 100 HAUPPAUGE NY 11788
Terence Bernard Wise director, 10 percent owner, officer: Chief Executive Officer 700 VETERANS MEMORIAL HWY, #100 HAUPPAUGE NY 11788
Severino Paul Jean officer: COO of Subsidiary 700 VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY SUITE 100 HAUPPAUGE NY 11788
Camarda Anthony officer: Chief Financial Officer 700 VETERANS HWY SUITE 100 HAUPPAUGE NY 11788
Shah Sangita director C/O FORWARD INDUSTRIES, INC. 477 ROSEMARY AVE., STE. 219 WEST PALM BEACH FL 33401
Morgan Howard J director C/O FORWARD INDUSTRIES, INC. 3110 MAIN STREET, SUITE 400 SANTA MONICA CA 90405
Ziglar James W director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: ZIGLAR JAMES W 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;}
Matthews Douglas David officer: Sr VP/Chief Operating Officer 477 S. ROSEMARY AVE. SUITE 219 WEST PALM BEACH FL 33401
Yu Jenny P. 10 percent owner 9255 DOHENY ROAD APT. 2905 WEST HOLLYWOOD CA 90069
Frost James M director 477 S. ROSEMARY AVE., SUITE 219 WEST PALM BEACH FL 33401
Fine N Scott director 600 3RD AVE NEW YORK NY 10016
Hrynkow Sharon director C/O FORWARD INDUSTRIES, INC. 477 ROSEMARY AVE., STE. 219 WEST PALM BEACH FL 33401
Luetkemeyer Michael L. director 411 LANDMARK DRIVE WILMINGTON NC 28412
Matte Michael D officer: Chief Financial Officer PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: MATTE MICHAEL D 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;}
Freitag Eric director 477 ROSEMARY AVE. STE. 219 WEST PALM BEACH FL 33401
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