- Recording purchases of tangible assets
- Recording acquisitions of intangible assets
- Depreciation and amortization
- Impairment of tangible and intangible assets
- Impairment of goodwill
- Writing assets up
Skill Level Advanced
- In 2014, Microsoft bought the mobile phone division of Nokia, paying about $10 billion. - Essentially, all of this $10 billion was for intangible assets. - [Jim] Nokia brand names, customer relationships and expected operating synergies. - [Kay] Within a year, it was realized that Microsoft had drastically overestimated the value of those Nokia-related intangibles. Those assets were worth $2.5 billion, not 10 billion. - [Jim] Yeah, and the result? A $7.5 billion Nokia intangible asset impairment write-down loss in 2015, just a year after the acquisition. - [Kay] That impairment loss, in Microsoft's income statement, cost the company's operating income to drop 33% compared to the year before. - Hi, I'm Jim Stice. I'm a Professor of Accounting at Brigham Young University. This is my brother, Kay. - I'm also a Professor of Accounting at Brigham Young University. - Come, join us on LinkedIn Learning and we'll show you the accounting for long-term assets, acquisition, depreciation. - And impairment.