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General Electric Co Intangible Assets

: $34,520 Mil (As of Sep. 2021)
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Intangible assets are defined as identifiable non-monetary assets that cannot be seen, touched or physically measured. General Electric Co's intangible assets for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $34,520 Mil.


General Electric Co Intangible Assets Historical Data

The historical data trend for General Electric Co's Intangible Assets 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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General Electric Co Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Intangible Assets
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 86,875.00 104,241.00 46,151.00 37,386.00 35,297.00

General Electric Co Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
Intangible Assets 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 35,187.00 35,297.00 34,715.00 34,951.00 34,520.00

General Electric Co Intangible Assets Calculation

Intangible assets are defined as identifiable non-monetary assets that cannot be seen, touched or physically measured. Examples of intangible assets include trade secrets, copyrights, patents, trademarks. If a company acquires assets at the prices above the book value, it may carry goodwill on its balance sheet. Goodwill reflects the difference between the price the company paid and the book value of the assets.


General Electric Co  (NYSE:GE) Intangible Assets Explanation

If a company (company A) received a patent through their own work, though it has value, it does not show up on its balance sheet as an intangible asset. However, if company A sells this patent to company B, it will show up on company B's balance sheet as an intangible asset.

The same applies to brand names, trade secrets etc. For instance, Coca-Cola's brand is extremely valuable, but the brand does not appear on its balance sheet, because the brand was never acquired.

Some intangibles are amortized. Amortization is the depreciation of intangible assets.

Many intangibles are not amortized. They may still be written down when the company decides the asset is impaired.

Whenever you see an increase in goodwill over a number of years, you can assume it's because the company is out buying other businesses above book value. GOOD if buying businesses with durable competitive advantage.

If goodwill stays the same, the company when acquiring other companies is either paying less than book value or not acquiring. Businesses with moats never sell for less than book value.

Intangibles acquired are on balance sheet at fair value.

Internally developed brand names (Coke, Wrigleys, Band-Aid) however are not reflected on the balance sheet.

One of the reasons competitive advantage power can remain hidden for so long.


Be Aware

Companies may change the way intangible assets are amortized, and this will affect their reported earnings.


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General Electric Co Business Description

General Electric Co logo
Industry
Industrials » Industrial Products NAICS : 335312 SIC : 3621
Address
5 Necco Street, Boston, MA, USA, 02210
GE was formed through the combination of two companies in 1892, including one with historical ties to American inventor Thomas Edison. Today, GE is a global leader in air travel, precision health, and in the energy transition. The company is known for its differentiated technology and its massive industrial installed base of equipment sprawled throughout the world. That installed base most notably includes aerospace engines, gas and steam turbines, onshore and offshore wind turbines, as well as medical diagnostic and mobile equipment. GE earns most of its profits on the service revenue of that equipment, which is generally higher-margin. The company is led by former Danaher alum Larry Culp who is leading a multi-year turnaround of the storied conglomerate based on Lean principles.
Executives
Horton Thomas W director 4333 AMON CARTER BLVD. FORTH WORTH TX 76155
Rosput Paula G director 605 HILLSIDE DRIVE EAST SEATTLE WA 98112
Trian Fund Management, L.p. director 280 PARK AVENUE 41ST FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10017
Garden Edward P director 280 PARK AVE 41ST FL NEW YORK NY 10017
Lavizzo-mourey Risa J director GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 5 NECCO STREET BOSTON MA 02210
Tisch James S director 667 MADISON AVE NEW YORK NY 10021
Bazin Sebastien director 5 NECCO STREET 5 NECCO STREET BOSTON MA 02210
Dsouza Francisco director 500 GLENPOINTE CENTRE W TEANECK NJ 07666
Seidman Leslie director 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER 250 GREENWICH STREET NEW YORK NY 10007
Lesjak Catherine A director 1501 PAGE MILL RD PALO ALTO CA 94304
Carter Ashton B director C/O DELTA AIR LINES, INC. P.O. BOX 20574, DEPT. 981 ATLANTA GA 30320
Pecresse Jerome officer: Senior Vice President 5 NECCO STREET BOSTON MA 02210
Murphy Kieran Pius officer: Senior Vice President THE GROVE CENTRE,WHITE LION ROAD LITTLE CHALFONT X0 HP7 9LL
Joyce David Leon officer: Vice Chairman GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 5 NECCO STREET BOSTON MA 02210
Stokes Russell officer: Senior Vice President 5 NECCO STREET BOSTON MA 02210

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