17 Feb Fixed assets and depreciation What is the purpose
Fixed assets and depreciation What is the purpose of depreciation? Does the book value of a fixed asset, cost minus accumulated depreciation, communicateto a user what the asset is worth? Should the financial statements reflect the value of fixed assets?What are the different methods used to calculate depreciation? How does a company decide which method to use? How does its choice affect the financial statements? Should companies standardize the method of depreciation to enhance comparability?