Stock Analysis on Net

Adobe Inc. (NASDAQ:ADBE)

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Analysis of Bad Debts

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Allowance for doubtful accounts receivable (bad debts) is a contra account which reduce the balance of the company gross accounts receivable. The relationship between the allowance and the balance in receivables should be relatively constant unless there is a change in the economy overall or a change in customer base.

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Allowance for Doubtful Accounts Receivable

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Dec 3, 2021 Nov 27, 2020 Nov 29, 2019 Nov 30, 2018 Dec 1, 2017 Dec 2, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Allowances for doubtful accounts
Trade receivables, gross
Financial Ratio
Allowance as a percentage of trade receivables, gross1

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2021-12-03), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-11-27), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-11-29), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-11-30), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-01), 10-K (reporting date: 2016-12-02).

1 2021 Calculation
Allowance as a percentage of trade receivables, gross = 100 × Allowances for doubtful accounts ÷ Trade receivables, gross
= 100 × ÷ =

Financial ratio Description The company
Allowance as a percentage of trade receivables, gross Allowance for doubtful accounts divided by the gross accounts receivable. Adobe Inc. allowance as a percentage of trade receivables, gross increased from 2019 to 2020 but then slightly decreased from 2020 to 2021 not reaching 2019 level.