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Before you begin this assignment, it will be helpful if you review

McDonald'sMcDonald's

Corporation

20152015

annual report

(https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/63908/000006390816000103/mcd-12312015x10k.htm ).

McDonald'sMcDonald's

Corporation is the world's leading global food service retailer with more than 36,000 locations worldwide in more than 100 countries. The corporation operates and franchises

McDonald'sMcDonald's

restaurants, which serve menu items such as the Big Mac, Chicken McNuggets, and McFlurry desserts. In addition,

McDonald'sMcDonald's

also serves McCafe beverages and pastries.Read the requirements

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Requirement 1. Where would

McDonald'sMcDonald's

Corporation report plant assets on its financial statements? How are plant assets reported and what is the value as of December 31,

20152015 ?

(Enter any amounts in millions, to the nearest tenth of a million, X.X, as shown in the financial statements.)

Plant assets are reported at

cost

on the

consolidated balance sheet.

The gross value of plant assets at December 31, 2015 is $

37,692.4

(in millions).

Requirement 2. Does

McDonald'sMcDonald's

Corporation depreciate its plant assets? How do you know? What is the depreciation method used and the useful lives?

A.

No,

McDonald'sMcDonald's

Corporation does not depreciate its plant assets. We know this because there is no difference between the cost and net value of the plant assets as shown on the consolidated balance sheet. This is reasonable given that the company's only category of plant assets is land, which is not depreciated. As such, no depreciation method is in use.

B.

Yes,

McDonald'sMcDonald's

Corporation depreciates its plant asset. We know this because information about depreciation can be found in the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statement and an accumulated depreciation and amortization balance is shown on the consolidated balance sheet. The company use the straight-line method to depreciate assets with the following estimated useful lives: up to 40 years for buildings, the lesser of the useful lives of assets or lease terms for leasehold improvements, and three to 12 years for equipment.

C.

Yes,

McDonald'sMcDonald's

Corporation depreciates its plant asset. We know this because information about depreciation can be found in the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statement and an accumulated depreciation and amortization balance is shown on the consolidated balance sheet. The company use the double-declining-balance method to depreciate assets with the following estimated useful lives: up to 30 years for buildings, five to 10 years for leasehold improvements, and three to 12 years for furniture and equipment.

D.

Yes,

McDonald'sMcDonald's

Corporation depreciates its plant asset. We know this because information about depreciation can be found in the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statement and depreciation expense is reported on the consolidated statement of income. The company use the double-declining-balance method to depreciate assets with the following estimated useful lives: up to 40 years for buildings, the lesser of the useful lives of assets or lease terms for leasehold improvements, and three to 12 years for equipment.

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