O'Reilly logo

Intermediate Accounting: IFRS Edition, 2nd Edition by Terry D. Warfield, Jerry J. Weygandt, Donald E. Kieso

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

images

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

  1. 1 Describe property, plant, and equipment.
  2. 2 Identify the costs to include in initial valuation of property, plant, and equipment.
  3. 3 Describe the accounting problems associated with self-constructed assets.
  4. 4 Describe the accounting problems associated with interest capitalization.
  5. 5 Understand accounting issues related to acquiring and valuing plant assets.
  6. 6 Describe the accounting treatment for costs subsequent to acquisition.
  7. 7 Describe the accounting treatment for the disposal of property, plant, and equipment.

Watch Your Spending

Investments in long-lived assets, such as property, plant, and equipment, are important elements in many companies' statements of financial position. Along with research and development, these investments are the driving force for many companies in generating cash flows. Property, plant, and equipment information reported on a company's statement of financial position directly affects such items as total assets, depreciation expense, cash flows, and net income. As a result, companies are careful regarding their spending level for capital expenditures.

To provide some insight into the magnitude of these expenditures, Table 1 identifies the 10 global companies with the largest capital expenditures in a recent year.

Table 1: Top 10 Global Capital Expenditure Spending–Energy Dominates ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required