Depreciation1. A fall in the value of a country's currency on the exchange market, relative either to a particular other currency or to a weighted average of other currencies. The currency is said to depreciate. Opposite of "appreciation." 2. The decline in value or usefulness of a piece of capital over time, and/or with use.
Depreciation(1) Decrease in value to real property improve-ments caused by deterioration or obsolescence. (2) A loss in value as an accounting procedure to use as a deduction for income tax purposes.
DepreciationThe charge in a company's accounts which reflects the reduction in value of an asset over time as its useable life is exhausted.Depreciation is charged before calculation of profit, on the grounds that the use of capital assets is one of the costs of being in business and one of the contributors to profit.There are two main methods of depreciation:Straight line: the residual (scrap) value of the asset is deducted from its original cost, and the resultant figure is divided by the estimated life of the asset. The result of that is deducted annually over the life of the asset. So an asset that costs £10,000 and that has a residual value of £200 with a useable life of 4 years is depreciated by £2450 per year.Reducing balance: the amount of annual depreciation is a constant proportion of the cost of the asset.Depreciation has no effect on cash flow. It is just an accounting procedure.
Double declining balance depreciation method (DDB)Double declining balance depreciation method (DDB)
An accounting methodology in which depreciation is accelerated to twice the rate of annual depreciation by the straight-line method.
Earnings before interest, taxes, and depreciation (EBITD)Earnings before interest, taxes, and depreciation (EBITD)
A financial measure defined as revenues less cost of goods sold and selling, general, and administrative expenses. In other words, operating and nonoperating profit before the deduction of interest and income taxes. Depreciation expenses are not included in the costs.
Sum of the years digits depreciationSum of the years digits depreciation
Method of accelerated depreciation.
Depreciation tax shieldDepreciation tax shield
The value of the tax write-off on depreciation of plant and equipment.
Accrued DepreciationAccrued Depreciation
(1) The amount reserved each year in the accounting system for replacement of a building or other asset. (2) The useful life of a property at any given time.
Further SuggestionsBook Depreciation
Capital appreciation or depreciation
Double declining balance depreciation
Real appreciation or depreciation
Declining Balance Method Of Depreciation
Asset Depreciation Range System
Recapture Of Depreciation
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA)
Double Declining Balance Method Of Depreciation
Straight line depreciation