PP&E means all equipment, machinery, industrial and motor vehicles, fixtures, furniture and other tangible property, including all such property that is damaged and all attachments, appliances, fittings, gas and oil burners, lighting fixtures, signs, doors, cabinets, partitions, mantels, motors, pumps, screens, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, refrigerators, freezers, refrigerating and cooling systems, waste disposal and storing, wiring, telephones, televisions, monitors, security systems, racks, ovens, stoves, carpets, floor coverings, wall coverings, office equipment, kitchen appliances, computers (including point-of-sale terminals and systems), registers and safes, trash containers, meters and scales, combinations, codes and keys, and any other furniture, fixtures, equipment and improvements.
Effective January 1, 2003, the Company, as part of its ongoing review of its historical books and records and its financial statements, corrected certain of its erroneous accounting policies and practices for Property, Plant and Equipment ("PP&E") relating to the capitalization of labor, labor-related costs, certain overhead costs, and certain materials (collectively, "Capitalized Costs") used in the maintenance of its cable systems.
Additionally, management has not completed its overall review of the Company's historical books and records, accounting policies and practices and financial statements, and accordingly, the Company may record additional adjustments for corrections in erroneous accounting policies and practices in addition to those adjustments already recorded for PP&E, and such adjustments may be material.
The Company has not restated previously filed Adelphia Monthly Operating Reports and has not completed its review and analysis of its new accounting policies and practices for PP&E relating to Capitalized Costs, including Capitalized Installation and Construction Activities, on the financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2002, 2001, 2000 and 1999.
Furthermore, the Company is currently unable to determine the impact on depreciation expense attributable to these corrections for any period since the adjustments to the historical costs of PP&E for 2002, 2001, 2000 and 1999 have not yet been finalized.
The Company estimates that the new accounting policies and practices relating to Capitalized Costs, including Capitalized Installation and Construction Activities, for PP&E will increase expenses and decrease capital expenditures by approximately $300,000 on an annualized basis in 2003 as compared to the accounting policies and practices of the Company under Rigas Management.