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Apple Inc. (AAPL)


Analysis of Short-term (Operating) Activity Ratios
Quarterly Data

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Short-term Activity Ratios (Summary)

Apple Inc., short-term (operating) activity ratios (quarterly data)

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Dec 28, 2019 Sep 28, 2019 Jun 29, 2019 Mar 30, 2019 Dec 29, 2018 Sep 29, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 30, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jul 1, 2017 Apr 1, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Jun 25, 2016 Mar 26, 2016 Dec 26, 2015 Sep 26, 2015 Jun 27, 2015 Mar 28, 2015 Dec 27, 2014 Sep 27, 2014 Jun 28, 2014 Mar 29, 2014 Dec 28, 2013
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-Q (filing date: 2020-01-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-01-30), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-01), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-01-27), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-01-28), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-04-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-01-28).

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Inventory turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by inventory. Apple Inc.’s inventory turnover ratio deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then slightly improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Apple Inc.’s receivables turnover ratio deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then slightly improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Apple Inc.’s payables turnover ratio decreased from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then slightly increased from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. Apple Inc.’s working capital turnover ratio deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 and from Q4 2019 to Q1 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.
Average receivable collection period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by receivables turnover. Apple Inc.’s number of days of receivables outstanding deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then slightly improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.
Operating cycle Equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period. Apple Inc.’s operating cycle deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then slightly improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 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. Apple Inc.’s number of days of payables outstanding increased from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then slightly decreased from Q4 2019 to Q1 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. Apple Inc.’s cash conversion cycle improved from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then slightly deteriorated from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Inventory Turnover

Apple Inc., inventory turnover calculation (quarterly data)

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Dec 28, 2019 Sep 28, 2019 Jun 29, 2019 Mar 30, 2019 Dec 29, 2018 Sep 29, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 30, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jul 1, 2017 Apr 1, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Jun 25, 2016 Mar 26, 2016 Dec 26, 2015 Sep 26, 2015 Jun 27, 2015 Mar 28, 2015 Dec 27, 2014 Sep 27, 2014 Jun 28, 2014 Mar 29, 2014 Dec 28, 2013
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Cost of sales
Inventories
Short-term Activity Ratio
Inventory turnover1
Benchmarks
Inventory Turnover, Competitors2
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Applied Materials Inc.
Broadcom Inc.
Cisco Systems Inc.
Intel Corp.
Micron Technology Inc.
NVIDIA Corp.
Qualcomm Inc.
Texas Instruments Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-01-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-01-30), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-01), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-01-27), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-01-28), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-04-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-01-28).

1 Q1 2020 Calculation
Inventory turnover = (Cost of salesQ1 2020 + Cost of salesQ4 2019 + Cost of salesQ3 2019 + Cost of salesQ2 2019) ÷ Inventories
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

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. Apple Inc.’s inventory turnover ratio deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then slightly improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Receivables Turnover

Apple Inc., receivables turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 28, 2019 Sep 28, 2019 Jun 29, 2019 Mar 30, 2019 Dec 29, 2018 Sep 29, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 30, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jul 1, 2017 Apr 1, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Jun 25, 2016 Mar 26, 2016 Dec 26, 2015 Sep 26, 2015 Jun 27, 2015 Mar 28, 2015 Dec 27, 2014 Sep 27, 2014 Jun 28, 2014 Mar 29, 2014 Dec 28, 2013
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net sales
Accounts receivable, net
Short-term Activity Ratio
Receivables turnover1
Benchmarks
Receivables Turnover, Competitors2
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Applied Materials Inc.
Broadcom Inc.
Cisco Systems Inc.
Intel Corp.
Micron Technology Inc.
NVIDIA Corp.
Texas Instruments Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-01-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-01-30), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-01), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-01-27), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-01-28), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-04-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-01-28).

1 Q1 2020 Calculation
Receivables turnover = (Net salesQ1 2020 + Net salesQ4 2019 + Net salesQ3 2019 + Net salesQ2 2019) ÷ 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. Apple Inc.’s receivables turnover ratio deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then slightly improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Payables Turnover

Apple Inc., payables turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 28, 2019 Sep 28, 2019 Jun 29, 2019 Mar 30, 2019 Dec 29, 2018 Sep 29, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 30, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jul 1, 2017 Apr 1, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Jun 25, 2016 Mar 26, 2016 Dec 26, 2015 Sep 26, 2015 Jun 27, 2015 Mar 28, 2015 Dec 27, 2014 Sep 27, 2014 Jun 28, 2014 Mar 29, 2014 Dec 28, 2013
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Cost of sales
Accounts payable
Short-term Activity Ratio
Payables turnover1
Benchmarks
Payables Turnover, Competitors2
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Broadcom Inc.
Cisco Systems Inc.
Intel Corp.
NVIDIA Corp.
Qualcomm Inc.
Texas Instruments Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-01-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-01-30), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-01), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-01-27), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-01-28), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-04-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-01-28).

1 Q1 2020 Calculation
Payables turnover = (Cost of salesQ1 2020 + Cost of salesQ4 2019 + Cost of salesQ3 2019 + Cost of salesQ2 2019) ÷ 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. Apple Inc.’s payables turnover ratio decreased from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then slightly increased from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Working Capital Turnover

Apple Inc., working capital turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 28, 2019 Sep 28, 2019 Jun 29, 2019 Mar 30, 2019 Dec 29, 2018 Sep 29, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 30, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jul 1, 2017 Apr 1, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Jun 25, 2016 Mar 26, 2016 Dec 26, 2015 Sep 26, 2015 Jun 27, 2015 Mar 28, 2015 Dec 27, 2014 Sep 27, 2014 Jun 28, 2014 Mar 29, 2014 Dec 28, 2013
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Current assets
Less: Current liabilities
Working capital
 
Net sales
Short-term Activity Ratio
Working capital turnover1
Benchmarks
Working Capital Turnover, Competitors2
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Applied Materials Inc.
Broadcom Inc.
Cisco Systems Inc.
Intel Corp.
Micron Technology Inc.
NVIDIA Corp.
Qualcomm Inc.
Texas Instruments Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-01-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-01-30), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-01), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-01-27), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-01-28), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-04-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-01-28).

1 Q1 2020 Calculation
Working capital turnover = (Net salesQ1 2020 + Net salesQ4 2019 + Net salesQ3 2019 + Net salesQ2 2019) ÷ 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. Apple Inc.’s working capital turnover ratio deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 and from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Average Inventory Processing Period

Apple Inc., average inventory processing period calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 28, 2019 Sep 28, 2019 Jun 29, 2019 Mar 30, 2019 Dec 29, 2018 Sep 29, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 30, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jul 1, 2017 Apr 1, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Jun 25, 2016 Mar 26, 2016 Dec 26, 2015 Sep 26, 2015 Jun 27, 2015 Mar 28, 2015 Dec 27, 2014 Sep 27, 2014 Jun 28, 2014 Mar 29, 2014 Dec 28, 2013
Selected Financial Data
Inventory turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average inventory processing period1
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Inventory Processing Period, Competitors2
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Applied Materials Inc.
Broadcom Inc.
Cisco Systems Inc.
Intel Corp.
Micron Technology Inc.
NVIDIA Corp.
Qualcomm Inc.
Texas Instruments Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-01-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-01-30), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-01), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-01-27), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-01-28), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-04-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-01-28).

1 Q1 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.

Average Receivable Collection Period

Apple Inc., average receivable collection period calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 28, 2019 Sep 28, 2019 Jun 29, 2019 Mar 30, 2019 Dec 29, 2018 Sep 29, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 30, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jul 1, 2017 Apr 1, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Jun 25, 2016 Mar 26, 2016 Dec 26, 2015 Sep 26, 2015 Jun 27, 2015 Mar 28, 2015 Dec 27, 2014 Sep 27, 2014 Jun 28, 2014 Mar 29, 2014 Dec 28, 2013
Selected Financial Data
Receivables turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average receivable collection period1
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Receivable Collection Period, Competitors2
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Applied Materials Inc.
Broadcom Inc.
Cisco Systems Inc.
Intel Corp.
Micron Technology Inc.
NVIDIA Corp.
Texas Instruments Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-01-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-01-30), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-01), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-01-27), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-01-28), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-04-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-01-28).

1 Q1 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. Apple Inc.’s number of days of receivables outstanding deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then slightly improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Operating Cycle

Apple Inc., operating cycle calculation (quarterly data)

No. days

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Dec 28, 2019 Sep 28, 2019 Jun 29, 2019 Mar 30, 2019 Dec 29, 2018 Sep 29, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 30, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jul 1, 2017 Apr 1, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Jun 25, 2016 Mar 26, 2016 Dec 26, 2015 Sep 26, 2015 Jun 27, 2015 Mar 28, 2015 Dec 27, 2014 Sep 27, 2014 Jun 28, 2014 Mar 29, 2014 Dec 28, 2013
Selected Financial Data
Average inventory processing period
Average receivable collection period
Short-term Activity Ratio
Operating cycle1
Benchmarks
Operating Cycle, Competitors2
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Applied Materials Inc.
Broadcom Inc.
Cisco Systems Inc.
Intel Corp.
Micron Technology Inc.
NVIDIA Corp.
Texas Instruments Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-01-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-01-30), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-01), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-01-27), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-01-28), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-04-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-01-28).

1 Q1 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. Apple Inc.’s operating cycle deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then slightly improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Average Payables Payment Period

Apple Inc., average payables payment period calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 28, 2019 Sep 28, 2019 Jun 29, 2019 Mar 30, 2019 Dec 29, 2018 Sep 29, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 30, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jul 1, 2017 Apr 1, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Jun 25, 2016 Mar 26, 2016 Dec 26, 2015 Sep 26, 2015 Jun 27, 2015 Mar 28, 2015 Dec 27, 2014 Sep 27, 2014 Jun 28, 2014 Mar 29, 2014 Dec 28, 2013
Selected Financial Data
Payables turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average payables payment period1
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Payables Payment Period, Competitors2
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Broadcom Inc.
Cisco Systems Inc.
Intel Corp.
NVIDIA Corp.
Qualcomm Inc.
Texas Instruments Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-01-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-01-30), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-01), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-01-27), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-01-28), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-04-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-01-28).

1 Q1 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. Apple Inc.’s number of days of payables outstanding increased from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then slightly decreased from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Cash Conversion Cycle

Apple Inc., cash conversion cycle calculation (quarterly data)

No. days

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 28, 2019 Sep 28, 2019 Jun 29, 2019 Mar 30, 2019 Dec 29, 2018 Sep 29, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 30, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jul 1, 2017 Apr 1, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Jun 25, 2016 Mar 26, 2016 Dec 26, 2015 Sep 26, 2015 Jun 27, 2015 Mar 28, 2015 Dec 27, 2014 Sep 27, 2014 Jun 28, 2014 Mar 29, 2014 Dec 28, 2013
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
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Broadcom Inc.
Cisco Systems Inc.
Intel Corp.
NVIDIA Corp.
Texas Instruments Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-01-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-01-30), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-01), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-01-27), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-01-28), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-04-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-01-28).

1 Q1 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. Apple Inc.’s cash conversion cycle improved from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then slightly deteriorated from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.