Straight line depreciation is where an asset loses value equally over a period of time.
Declining balance depreciation is where an asset loses value by an annual percentage.
This calculator allows comparison of both methods, and displays a line chart.
The results are shown side by side against the same period of time
There is an option to add the results to a table for comparision.(the table appears the first time you click the button).
A PDF document can be created from these details by clicking the "Create PDF" button.
Straight Line Depreciation:
Depreciaton per period = (asset value minus final value) divided by number of periods
Number of depreciation periods = (asset value minus final value) divided by value per period
Declining Balance Depreciation:
Depreciation amount = asset value multiplied by the annual percentage
Balance is the asset value minus the depreciation value
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