A recent annual report for reported that the (gross) balance of property, plant, and equipment
at the end of the current year was $16,774 million. At the end of the previous year it was $15,667
million. During the current year, the company bought $2,118 million worth of new equipment. The
balance of accumulated depreciation at the end of the current year was $8,146 million and at the end
of the previous year was $7,654 million. Depreciation expense for the current year was $1,181
million. The annual report does not disclose any gain or loss on the disposition of property, plant,
and equipment, so you may assume the amount was zero.
What was the of the assets disposed?
What amount of did receive when it sold property, plant, and equipment?
Assume uses straight-line depreciation and that depreciation expense is calculated based
on the balance of property, plant and equipment at the of the year. What is your
estimate of the for depreciable assets at the beginning of the year?
Given your answer to part above, what is your estimate of the of ‘s
depreciable assets at the of the year? Explain.