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Adobe Inc. (ADBE)


Analysis of Short-term (Operating) Activity Ratios

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Short-term Activity Ratios (Summary)

Adobe Inc., short-term (operating) activity ratios

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Nov 30, 2018 Dec 1, 2017 Dec 2, 2016 Nov 27, 2015 Nov 28, 2014 Nov 29, 2013
Turnover Ratios
Receivables turnover 6.86 5.99 7.03 7.14 7.01 6.76
Payables turnover 6.42 8.90 9.31 7.98 9.10 9.45
Working capital turnover 16.24 1.96 1.93 1.84 1.97 1.61
Average No. Days
Average receivable collection period 53 61 52 51 52 54
Average payables payment period 57 41 39 46 40 39

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-01-25), 10-K (filing date: 2018-01-22), 10-K (filing date: 2017-01-20), 10-K (filing date: 2016-01-19), 10-K (filing date: 2015-01-20), 10-K (filing date: 2014-01-21).

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Adobe Inc.’s receivables turnover ratio deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 not reaching 2016 level.
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Adobe Inc.’s payables turnover ratio decreased from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. Adobe Inc.’s working capital turnover ratio improved from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Average receivable collection period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by receivables turnover. Adobe Inc.’s number of days of receivables outstanding deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 not reaching 2016 level.
Average payables payment period An estimate of the average number of days it takes a company to pay its suppliers; equal to the number of days in the period divided by payables turnover ratio for the period. Adobe Inc.’s number of days of payables outstanding increased from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.

Receivables Turnover

Adobe Inc., receivables turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Nov 30, 2018 Dec 1, 2017 Dec 2, 2016 Nov 27, 2015 Nov 28, 2014 Nov 29, 2013
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Revenue 9,030,008  7,301,505  5,854,430  4,795,511  4,147,065  4,055,240 
Trade receivables, net of allowances for doubtful accounts 1,315,578  1,217,968  833,033  672,006  591,800  599,820 
Short-term Activity Ratio
Receivables turnover1 6.86 5.99 7.03 7.14 7.01 6.76
Benchmarks
Receivables Turnover, Competitors2
Alphabet Inc. 6.57 6.05 6.39 6.49 7.03
Facebook Inc. 7.36 6.97 6.92 7.01 7.43
International Business Machines Corp. 10.71 8.86 8.70 9.81 10.21
Intuit Inc. 60.86 50.26 43.46 46.07 33.63
Microsoft Corp. 4.17 4.54 4.67 5.23 4.44
Oracle Corp. 7.55 7.12 6.88 6.80 6.29
salesforce.com inc. 2.68 2.63 2.67 2.82 2.99
Receivables Turnover, Sector
Software & Computer Services 6.14 6.05 6.20 6.60 6.46
Receivables Turnover, Industry
Technology 7.69 7.81 8.16 8.77 8.01

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-01-25), 10-K (filing date: 2018-01-22), 10-K (filing date: 2017-01-20), 10-K (filing date: 2016-01-19), 10-K (filing date: 2015-01-20), 10-K (filing date: 2014-01-21).

1 2018 Calculation
Receivables turnover = Revenue ÷ Trade receivables, net of allowances for doubtful accounts
= 9,030,008 ÷ 1,315,578 = 6.86

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Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Adobe Inc.’s receivables turnover ratio deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 not reaching 2016 level.

Payables Turnover

Adobe Inc., payables turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Nov 30, 2018 Dec 1, 2017 Dec 2, 2016 Nov 27, 2015 Nov 28, 2014 Nov 29, 2013
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Cost of revenue 1,194,999  1,010,491  819,908  744,317  622,080  586,557 
Trade payables 186,258  113,538  88,024  93,307  68,377  62,096 
Short-term Activity Ratio
Payables turnover1 6.42 8.90 9.31 7.98 9.10 9.45
Benchmarks
Payables Turnover, Competitors2
Alphabet Inc. 13.60 14.53 17.22 14.59 14.98
Facebook Inc. 11.41 14.35 12.55 14.63 12.23
International Business Machines Corp. 6.50 6.65 6.70 6.81 6.76
Intuit Inc. 5.49 5.15 4.09 3.82 4.15
Microsoft Corp. 4.45 4.64 4.75 5.01 3.64
Oracle Corp. 15.28 12.47 14.84 9.34 15.36
salesforce.com inc. 36.27 19.38 23.15 13.49 14.90
Payables Turnover, Sector
Software & Computer Services 7.63 7.62 7.61 7.24 6.54
Payables Turnover, Industry
Technology 4.70 4.66 5.31 5.58 5.25

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-01-25), 10-K (filing date: 2018-01-22), 10-K (filing date: 2017-01-20), 10-K (filing date: 2016-01-19), 10-K (filing date: 2015-01-20), 10-K (filing date: 2014-01-21).

1 2018 Calculation
Payables turnover = Cost of revenue ÷ Trade payables
= 1,194,999 ÷ 186,258 = 6.42

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Adobe Inc.’s payables turnover ratio decreased from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.

Working Capital Turnover

Adobe Inc., working capital turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Nov 30, 2018 Dec 1, 2017 Dec 2, 2016 Nov 27, 2015 Nov 28, 2014 Nov 29, 2013
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Current assets 4,857,039  7,247,813  5,839,774  4,821,892  4,602,328  4,045,929 
Less: Current liabilities 4,301,126  3,527,457  2,811,635  2,213,556  2,494,435  1,525,648 
Working capital 555,913  3,720,356  3,028,139  2,608,336  2,107,893  2,520,281 
 
Revenue 9,030,008  7,301,505  5,854,430  4,795,511  4,147,065  4,055,240 
Short-term Activity Ratio
Working capital turnover1 16.24 1.96 1.93 1.84 1.97 1.61
Benchmarks
Working Capital Turnover, Competitors2
Alphabet Inc. 1.35 1.11 1.02 1.06 1.03
Facebook Inc. 1.28 0.91 0.88 0.91 1.02
International Business Machines Corp. 7.29 6.40 10.50 9.93 9.45
Intuit Inc. 20.71 5.14 3.76
Microsoft Corp. 0.99 0.94 1.06 1.25 1.27
Oracle Corp. 0.70 0.75 0.79 0.80 1.13
salesforce.com inc.
Working Capital Turnover, Sector
Software & Computer Services 1.39 1.24 1.32 1.43 1.62
Working Capital Turnover, Industry
Technology 2.20 1.70 1.88 2.09 2.27

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-01-25), 10-K (filing date: 2018-01-22), 10-K (filing date: 2017-01-20), 10-K (filing date: 2016-01-19), 10-K (filing date: 2015-01-20), 10-K (filing date: 2014-01-21).

1 2018 Calculation
Working capital turnover = Revenue ÷ Working capital
= 9,030,008 ÷ 555,913 = 16.24

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. Adobe Inc.’s working capital turnover ratio improved from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.

Average Receivable Collection Period

Adobe Inc., average receivable collection period calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Nov 30, 2018 Dec 1, 2017 Dec 2, 2016 Nov 27, 2015 Nov 28, 2014 Nov 29, 2013
Selected Financial Data
Receivables turnover 6.86 5.99 7.03 7.14 7.01 6.76
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average receivable collection period1 53 61 52 51 52 54
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Receivable Collection Period, Competitors2
Alphabet Inc. 56 60 57 56 52
Facebook Inc. 50 52 53 52 49
International Business Machines Corp. 34 41 42 37 36
Intuit Inc. 6 7 8 8 11
Microsoft Corp. 88 80 78 70 82
Oracle Corp. 48 51 53 54 58
salesforce.com inc. 136 139 137 129 122
Average Receivable Collection Period, Sector
Software & Computer Services 59 60 59 55 57
Average Receivable Collection Period, Industry
Technology 47 47 45 42 46

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-01-25), 10-K (filing date: 2018-01-22), 10-K (filing date: 2017-01-20), 10-K (filing date: 2016-01-19), 10-K (filing date: 2015-01-20), 10-K (filing date: 2014-01-21).

1 2018 Calculation
Average receivable collection period = 365 ÷ Receivables turnover
= 365 ÷ 6.86 = 53

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Average receivable collection period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by receivables turnover. Adobe Inc.’s number of days of receivables outstanding deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 not reaching 2016 level.

Average Payables Payment Period

Adobe Inc., average payables payment period calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Nov 30, 2018 Dec 1, 2017 Dec 2, 2016 Nov 27, 2015 Nov 28, 2014 Nov 29, 2013
Selected Financial Data
Payables turnover 6.42 8.90 9.31 7.98 9.10 9.45
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average payables payment period1 57 41 39 46 40 39
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Payables Payment Period, Competitors2
Alphabet Inc. 27 25 21 25 24
Facebook Inc. 32 25 29 25 30
International Business Machines Corp. 56 55 54 54 54
Intuit Inc. 66 71 89 96 88
Microsoft Corp. 82 79 77 73 100
Oracle Corp. 24 29 25 39 24
salesforce.com inc. 10 19 16 27 24
Average Payables Payment Period, Sector
Software & Computer Services 48 48 48 50 56
Average Payables Payment Period, Industry
Technology 78 78 69 65 70

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-01-25), 10-K (filing date: 2018-01-22), 10-K (filing date: 2017-01-20), 10-K (filing date: 2016-01-19), 10-K (filing date: 2015-01-20), 10-K (filing date: 2014-01-21).

1 2018 Calculation
Average payables payment period = 365 ÷ Payables turnover
= 365 ÷ 6.42 = 57

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Average payables payment period An estimate of the average number of days it takes a company to pay its suppliers; equal to the number of days in the period divided by payables turnover ratio for the period. Adobe Inc.’s number of days of payables outstanding increased from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.