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News (NAS:NWSA) Property, Plant and Equipment

: $3,066 Mil (As of Dec. 2022)
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News's quarterly net PPE declined from Jun. 2022 ($2,994 Mil) to Sep. 2022 ($2,812 Mil) but then increased from Sep. 2022 ($2,812 Mil) to Dec. 2022 ($3,066 Mil).

News's annual net PPE declined from Jun. 2020 ($3,317 Mil) to Jun. 2021 ($3,307 Mil) and declined from Jun. 2021 ($3,307 Mil) to Jun. 2022 ($2,994 Mil).


News Property, Plant and Equipment Historical Data

The historical data trend for News's Property, Plant and Equipment can be seen below:

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News Annual Data
Trend Jun13 Jun14 Jun15 Jun16 Jun17 Jun18 Jun19 Jun20 Jun21 Jun22
Property, Plant and Equipment
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 2,560.00 2,554.00 3,317.00 3,307.00 2,994.00

News Quarterly Data
Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22
Property, Plant and Equipment 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 3,097.00 3,143.00 2,994.00 2,812.00 3,066.00

News Property, Plant and Equipment Calculation

Property, Plant and Equipment (PPE) are the fixed assets of the companyFixed assets are also known as non-current assets.

Property, plant, and equipment includes assets that will - in the normal course of business - neither be used up in the next year nor will become a part of any product sold to customers.

Some of the most common parts of property, plant, and equipment are:


Land
Buildings (and leasehold improvements)
Transportation equipment
Manufacturing equipment
Office equipment
Office furniture

Companies with lots of property, plant, and equipment often have special categories. For example, railroad property includes:


Track
Ties
Ballast
Bridges
Tunnels
Signals
Locomotives
Freight Cars

There is often a note in the financial statements - found in a company's 10-K - that will explain the different categories of property a company owns.

The market value of property, plant, and equipment can differ tremendously from the book value of property, plant, and equipment.

For example, when Berkshire Hathaway liquidated its textile mills, it had to pay the buyers of the company's manufacturing equipment to haul the equipment away. That property, plant, and equipment was literally worth less than zero. On the other hand, some companies own thousands of acres of land.

All property, plant, and equipment other than land is depreciated. Land is never depreciated. However, land is not marked up to market value either. Under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), land is shown on the balance sheet at cost.

The property, plant, and equipment line shown on the balance sheet is usually net property, plant, and equipment. This means it is the cost of the property, plant, and equipment less accumulated depreciation.


News  (NAS:NWSA) Property, Plant and Equipment Explanation

A company with durable competitive advantage doesn't need to constantly upgrade its equipment to stay competitive. The company replaces when it wears out. On the other hand, a company without any advantages must replace to keep pace.

Difference between a company with a moat and one without is that the company with the competitive advantage finances new equipment through internal cash flows, whereas the no advantage company requires debt to finance.

Producing a consistent product that doesn't change equates to consistent profits. There is no need to upgrade plants which frees up cash for other ventures. Think Coca Cola, Johnson & Johnson etc.


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News (NAS:NWSA) Business Description

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Address
1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, USA, 10036
News Corporation is a diversified media conglomerate with large presence in the U.S, the U.K., and Australia. Key brands include The Wall Street Journal, Herald Sun, and The Times. The company also has a strong presence in the Australian pay-TV market through Fox Sports and Foxtel (both 65%-owned), while its 61%-owned REA Group is the dominant real estate classified business in Australia. In addition, it owns HarperCollins, one of the largest book publishers in the world, and also has a substantial digital property advertising business (Move) in the U.S.
Executives
Marygrace Degrazio officer: Chief Accounting Officer 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10036
Kelly Ayotte director C/O NEWS CORPORATION, 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10036
Susan Panuccio officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O NEWS CORPORATION, 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10036
David B Pitofsky officer: General Counsel C/O NEWS CORPORATION, 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10036
Kevin Halpin officer: Deputy Chief Financial Officer 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10036
Joel Klein director C/O NEWS AMERICA INCORPORATED, 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10036
James R Murdoch director C/O LUPA SYSTEMS, 363 LAFAYETTE STREET, NEW YORK NY 10022
John Elkann director 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10003
Elaine L. Chao director C/O DOLE FOOD COMPANY, INC., ONE DOLE DRIVE, WESTLAKE VILLAGE CA 91362
Ana Paula Pessoa director 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10003
Masroor Siddiqui director 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10003
Natalie Bancroft director C/O NEWS AMERICA INCORPORATED, 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10036
Jose Maria Aznar director C/O NEWS AMERICA INCORPORATED, 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10036
Lachlan K Murdoch director C/O NEWS AMERICA INCORPORATED, 1211 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY 10036
Cruden Financial Services Llc 10 percent owner C/O MCDONALD CARANO WILSON LLP, 100 LIBERTY STREET, RENO NV 89501

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