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Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)

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Analysis of Short-term (Operating) Activity Ratios

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Short-term Activity Ratios (Summary)

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

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Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Turnover Ratios
Inventory turnover
Receivables turnover
Payables turnover
Working capital turnover
Average No. Days
Average inventory processing period
Add: Average receivable collection period
Operating cycle
Less: Average payables payment period
Cash conversion cycle

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-04), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-05), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03).

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Inventory turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by inventory. Alphabet Inc.’s inventory turnover ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Alphabet Inc.’s receivables turnover ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Alphabet Inc.’s payables turnover ratio decreased from 2018 to 2019 but then increased from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 level.
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. Alphabet Inc.’s working capital turnover ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Average inventory processing period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by inventory turnover over the period. Alphabet Inc.’s number of days of inventory outstanding improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Average receivable collection period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by receivables turnover. Alphabet Inc.’s number of days of receivables outstanding deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Operating cycle Equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period. Alphabet Inc.’s operating cycle improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.
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. Alphabet Inc.’s number of days of payables outstanding increased from 2018 to 2019 but then decreased significantly from 2019 to 2020.
Cash conversion cycle A financial metric that measures the length of time required for a company to convert cash invested in its operations to cash received as a result of its operations; equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period minus average payables payment period. Alphabet Inc.’s cash conversion cycle improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.

Inventory Turnover

Alphabet Inc., inventory turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Cost of revenues
Inventory
Short-term Activity Ratio
Inventory turnover1
Benchmarks
Inventory Turnover, Competitors2
Walt Disney Co.
Inventory Turnover, Sector
Media & Entertainment
Inventory Turnover, Industry
Communication Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-04), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-05), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03).

1 2020 Calculation
Inventory turnover = Cost of revenues ÷ Inventory
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Inventory turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by inventory. Alphabet Inc.’s inventory turnover ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Receivables Turnover

Alphabet Inc., receivables turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Revenues
Accounts receivable, net
Short-term Activity Ratio
Receivables turnover1
Benchmarks
Receivables Turnover, Competitors2
Activision Blizzard Inc.
Charter Communications Inc.
Comcast Corp.
Facebook Inc.
Netflix Inc.
Walt Disney Co.
Receivables Turnover, Sector
Media & Entertainment
Receivables Turnover, Industry
Communication Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-04), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-05), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03).

1 2020 Calculation
Receivables turnover = Revenues ÷ Accounts receivable, net
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Alphabet Inc.’s receivables turnover ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Payables Turnover

Alphabet Inc., payables turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Cost of revenues
Accounts payable
Short-term Activity Ratio
Payables turnover1
Benchmarks
Payables Turnover, Competitors2
Activision Blizzard Inc.
Charter Communications Inc.
Comcast Corp.
Facebook Inc.
Netflix Inc.
Walt Disney Co.
Payables Turnover, Sector
Media & Entertainment
Payables Turnover, Industry
Communication Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-04), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-05), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03).

1 2020 Calculation
Payables turnover = Cost of revenues ÷ Accounts payable
= ÷ =

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. Alphabet Inc.’s payables turnover ratio decreased from 2018 to 2019 but then increased from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 level.

Working Capital Turnover

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Current assets
Less: Current liabilities
Working capital
 
Revenues
Short-term Activity Ratio
Working capital turnover1
Benchmarks
Working Capital Turnover, Competitors2
Activision Blizzard Inc.
Charter Communications Inc.
Comcast Corp.
Facebook Inc.
Netflix Inc.
Walt Disney Co.
Working Capital Turnover, Sector
Media & Entertainment
Working Capital Turnover, Industry
Communication Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-04), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-05), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03).

1 2020 Calculation
Working capital turnover = Revenues ÷ Working capital
= ÷ =

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. Alphabet Inc.’s working capital turnover ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Average Inventory Processing Period

Alphabet Inc., average inventory processing period calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data
Inventory turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average inventory processing period1
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Inventory Processing Period, Competitors2
Walt Disney Co.
Average Inventory Processing Period, Sector
Media & Entertainment
Average Inventory Processing Period, Industry
Communication Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-04), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-05), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03).

1 2020 Calculation
Average inventory processing period = 365 ÷ Inventory turnover
= 365 ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Average inventory processing period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by inventory turnover over the period. Alphabet Inc.’s number of days of inventory outstanding improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Average Receivable Collection Period

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data
Receivables turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average receivable collection period1
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Receivable Collection Period, Competitors2
Activision Blizzard Inc.
Charter Communications Inc.
Comcast Corp.
Facebook Inc.
Netflix Inc.
Walt Disney Co.
Average Receivable Collection Period, Sector
Media & Entertainment
Average Receivable Collection Period, Industry
Communication Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-04), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-05), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03).

1 2020 Calculation
Average receivable collection period = 365 ÷ Receivables turnover
= 365 ÷ =

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. Alphabet Inc.’s number of days of receivables outstanding deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Operating Cycle

Alphabet Inc., operating cycle calculation, comparison to benchmarks

No. days

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data
Average inventory processing period
Average receivable collection period
Short-term Activity Ratio
Operating cycle1
Benchmarks
Operating Cycle, Competitors2
Walt Disney Co.
Operating Cycle, Sector
Media & Entertainment
Operating Cycle, Industry
Communication Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-04), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-05), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03).

1 2020 Calculation
Operating cycle = Average inventory processing period + Average receivable collection period
= + =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Operating cycle Equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period. Alphabet Inc.’s operating cycle improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.

Average Payables Payment Period

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data
Payables turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average payables payment period1
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Payables Payment Period, Competitors2
Activision Blizzard Inc.
Charter Communications Inc.
Comcast Corp.
Facebook Inc.
Netflix Inc.
Walt Disney Co.
Average Payables Payment Period, Sector
Media & Entertainment
Average Payables Payment Period, Industry
Communication Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-04), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-05), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03).

1 2020 Calculation
Average payables payment period = 365 ÷ Payables turnover
= 365 ÷ =

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. Alphabet Inc.’s number of days of payables outstanding increased from 2018 to 2019 but then decreased significantly from 2019 to 2020.

Cash Conversion Cycle

Alphabet Inc., cash conversion cycle calculation, comparison to benchmarks

No. days

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data
Average inventory processing period
Average receivable collection period
Average payables payment period
Short-term Activity Ratio
Cash conversion cycle1
Benchmarks
Cash Conversion Cycle, Competitors2
Walt Disney Co.
Cash Conversion Cycle, Sector
Media & Entertainment
Cash Conversion Cycle, Industry
Communication Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-04), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-05), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03).

1 2020 Calculation
Cash conversion cycle = Average inventory processing period + Average receivable collection period – Average payables payment period
= + =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Cash conversion cycle A financial metric that measures the length of time required for a company to convert cash invested in its operations to cash received as a result of its operations; equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period minus average payables payment period. Alphabet Inc.’s cash conversion cycle improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.