Property and Equipment, Net of Accumulated Depreciation
|12 Months Ended|
May 31, 2018
|Property and Equipment, Net of Accumulated Depreciation [Abstract]|
|Property and Equipment, Net of Accumulated Depreciation||
Note I — Property and Equipment, Net of Accumulated Depreciation
The components of property and equipment, at cost, consisted of the following:
Depreciation expense was $116.9 million, $108.8 million, and $99.2 million for fiscal years 2018, 2017, and 2016, respectively.
In August 2017, the Company announced its plan for a new multi-building Paychex campus based in Rochester, NY. This involves the purchase of five buildings and the renovation of over 300,000 square feet of existing space. The new campus will result in the consolidation of currently leased space in the Rochester area. The Company completed the purchase of these buildings during the three months ended November 30, 2017, for a combined cost of approximately $34.7 million and placed approximately $16.0 million in escrow for building renovations, which are in-process. As of May 31, 2018, $32.0 million is included in the Company’s construction in progress balance with a remaining balance in escrow of $14.2 million. In addition, in September 2017, the Company entered into a transaction with the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency for purposes of obtaining public benefits and inducements, expiring on December 31, 2039. The public inducements include exemption from sales and use taxes for goods and services directly related to the renovations of the new multi-building campus as well as other property tax incentives.
The entire disclosure for long-lived, physical assets used in the normal conduct of business and not intended for resale. Includes, but is not limited to, accounting policies and methodology, roll forwards, depreciation, depletion and amortization expense, including composite depreciation, accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization expense, useful lives and method used, income statement disclosures, assets held for sale and public utility disclosures.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef