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Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO)

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

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Short-term Activity Ratios (Summary)

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

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Jul 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020 Jan 25, 2020 Oct 26, 2019 Jul 27, 2019 Apr 27, 2019 Jan 26, 2019 Oct 27, 2018 Jul 28, 2018 Apr 28, 2018 Jan 27, 2018 Oct 28, 2017 Jul 29, 2017 Apr 29, 2017 Jan 28, 2017 Oct 29, 2016 Jul 30, 2016 Apr 30, 2016 Jan 23, 2016 Oct 24, 2015 Jul 25, 2015 Apr 25, 2015 Jan 24, 2015 Oct 25, 2014
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: 2020-09-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2019-09-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-09-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-09-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2015-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-20).

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Inventory turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by inventory. Cisco Systems Inc.’s inventory turnover ratio improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then slightly deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 not reaching Q2 2020 level.
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Cisco Systems Inc.’s receivables turnover ratio deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Cisco Systems Inc.’s payables turnover ratio decreased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then slightly increased from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. Cisco Systems Inc.’s working capital turnover ratio improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then deteriorated significantly from Q3 2020 to Q4 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. Cisco Systems Inc.’s number of days of receivables outstanding deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.
Operating cycle Equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period.
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. Cisco Systems Inc.’s number of days of payables outstanding increased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then slightly decreased from Q3 2020 to Q4 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. Cisco Systems Inc.’s cash conversion cycle improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then deteriorated significantly from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Inventory Turnover

Cisco Systems Inc., inventory turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jul 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020 Jan 25, 2020 Oct 26, 2019 Jul 27, 2019 Apr 27, 2019 Jan 26, 2019 Oct 27, 2018 Jul 28, 2018 Apr 28, 2018 Jan 27, 2018 Oct 28, 2017 Jul 29, 2017 Apr 29, 2017 Jan 28, 2017 Oct 29, 2016 Jul 30, 2016 Apr 30, 2016 Jan 23, 2016 Oct 24, 2015 Jul 25, 2015 Apr 25, 2015 Jan 24, 2015 Oct 25, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Cost of sales
Inventories
Short-term Activity Ratio
Inventory turnover1
Benchmarks
Inventory Turnover, Competitors2
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Analog Devices Inc.
Apple Inc.
Applied Materials Inc.
Broadcom Inc.
Intel Corp.
Lam Research Corp.
Micron Technology Inc.
NVIDIA Corp.
Qualcomm Inc.
Texas Instruments Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-09-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2019-09-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-09-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-09-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2015-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-20).

1 Q4 2020 Calculation
Inventory turnover = (Cost of salesQ4 2020 + Cost of salesQ3 2020 + Cost of salesQ2 2020 + Cost of salesQ1 2020) ÷ 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. Cisco Systems Inc.’s inventory turnover ratio improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then slightly deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 not reaching Q2 2020 level.

Receivables Turnover

Cisco Systems Inc., receivables turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jul 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020 Jan 25, 2020 Oct 26, 2019 Jul 27, 2019 Apr 27, 2019 Jan 26, 2019 Oct 27, 2018 Jul 28, 2018 Apr 28, 2018 Jan 27, 2018 Oct 28, 2017 Jul 29, 2017 Apr 29, 2017 Jan 28, 2017 Oct 29, 2016 Jul 30, 2016 Apr 30, 2016 Jan 23, 2016 Oct 24, 2015 Jul 25, 2015 Apr 25, 2015 Jan 24, 2015 Oct 25, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Revenue
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts
Short-term Activity Ratio
Receivables turnover1
Benchmarks
Receivables Turnover, Competitors2
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Analog Devices Inc.
Apple Inc.
Applied Materials Inc.
Broadcom Inc.
Intel Corp.
Lam Research Corp.
Micron Technology Inc.
NVIDIA Corp.
Texas Instruments Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-09-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2019-09-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-09-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-09-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2015-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-20).

1 Q4 2020 Calculation
Receivables turnover = (RevenueQ4 2020 + RevenueQ3 2020 + RevenueQ2 2020 + RevenueQ1 2020) ÷ Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

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. Cisco Systems Inc.’s receivables turnover ratio deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Payables Turnover

Cisco Systems Inc., payables turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jul 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020 Jan 25, 2020 Oct 26, 2019 Jul 27, 2019 Apr 27, 2019 Jan 26, 2019 Oct 27, 2018 Jul 28, 2018 Apr 28, 2018 Jan 27, 2018 Oct 28, 2017 Jul 29, 2017 Apr 29, 2017 Jan 28, 2017 Oct 29, 2016 Jul 30, 2016 Apr 30, 2016 Jan 23, 2016 Oct 24, 2015 Jul 25, 2015 Apr 25, 2015 Jan 24, 2015 Oct 25, 2014
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.
Analog Devices Inc.
Apple Inc.
Broadcom Inc.
Intel Corp.
Lam Research Corp.
NVIDIA Corp.
Qualcomm Inc.
Texas Instruments Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-09-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2019-09-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-09-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-09-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2015-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-20).

1 Q4 2020 Calculation
Payables turnover = (Cost of salesQ4 2020 + Cost of salesQ3 2020 + Cost of salesQ2 2020 + Cost of salesQ1 2020) ÷ 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. Cisco Systems Inc.’s payables turnover ratio decreased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then slightly increased from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Working Capital Turnover

Cisco Systems Inc., working capital turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jul 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020 Jan 25, 2020 Oct 26, 2019 Jul 27, 2019 Apr 27, 2019 Jan 26, 2019 Oct 27, 2018 Jul 28, 2018 Apr 28, 2018 Jan 27, 2018 Oct 28, 2017 Jul 29, 2017 Apr 29, 2017 Jan 28, 2017 Oct 29, 2016 Jul 30, 2016 Apr 30, 2016 Jan 23, 2016 Oct 24, 2015 Jul 25, 2015 Apr 25, 2015 Jan 24, 2015 Oct 25, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Current assets
Less: Current liabilities
Working capital
 
Revenue
Short-term Activity Ratio
Working capital turnover1
Benchmarks
Working Capital Turnover, Competitors2
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Analog Devices Inc.
Apple Inc.
Applied Materials Inc.
Broadcom Inc.
Intel Corp.
Lam Research Corp.
Micron Technology Inc.
NVIDIA Corp.
Qualcomm Inc.
Texas Instruments Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-09-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2019-09-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-09-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-09-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2015-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-20).

1 Q4 2020 Calculation
Working capital turnover = (RevenueQ4 2020 + RevenueQ3 2020 + RevenueQ2 2020 + RevenueQ1 2020) ÷ 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. Cisco Systems Inc.’s working capital turnover ratio improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then deteriorated significantly from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Average Inventory Processing Period

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jul 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020 Jan 25, 2020 Oct 26, 2019 Jul 27, 2019 Apr 27, 2019 Jan 26, 2019 Oct 27, 2018 Jul 28, 2018 Apr 28, 2018 Jan 27, 2018 Oct 28, 2017 Jul 29, 2017 Apr 29, 2017 Jan 28, 2017 Oct 29, 2016 Jul 30, 2016 Apr 30, 2016 Jan 23, 2016 Oct 24, 2015 Jul 25, 2015 Apr 25, 2015 Jan 24, 2015 Oct 25, 2014
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.
Analog Devices Inc.
Apple Inc.
Applied Materials Inc.
Broadcom Inc.
Intel Corp.
Lam Research Corp.
Micron Technology Inc.
NVIDIA Corp.
Qualcomm Inc.
Texas Instruments Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-09-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2019-09-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-09-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-09-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2015-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-20).

1 Q4 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

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jul 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020 Jan 25, 2020 Oct 26, 2019 Jul 27, 2019 Apr 27, 2019 Jan 26, 2019 Oct 27, 2018 Jul 28, 2018 Apr 28, 2018 Jan 27, 2018 Oct 28, 2017 Jul 29, 2017 Apr 29, 2017 Jan 28, 2017 Oct 29, 2016 Jul 30, 2016 Apr 30, 2016 Jan 23, 2016 Oct 24, 2015 Jul 25, 2015 Apr 25, 2015 Jan 24, 2015 Oct 25, 2014
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.
Analog Devices Inc.
Apple Inc.
Applied Materials Inc.
Broadcom Inc.
Intel Corp.
Lam Research Corp.
Micron Technology Inc.
NVIDIA Corp.
Texas Instruments Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-09-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2019-09-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-09-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-09-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2015-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-20).

1 Q4 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. Cisco Systems Inc.’s number of days of receivables outstanding deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Operating Cycle

Cisco Systems Inc., operating cycle calculation (quarterly data)

No. days

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jul 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020 Jan 25, 2020 Oct 26, 2019 Jul 27, 2019 Apr 27, 2019 Jan 26, 2019 Oct 27, 2018 Jul 28, 2018 Apr 28, 2018 Jan 27, 2018 Oct 28, 2017 Jul 29, 2017 Apr 29, 2017 Jan 28, 2017 Oct 29, 2016 Jul 30, 2016 Apr 30, 2016 Jan 23, 2016 Oct 24, 2015 Jul 25, 2015 Apr 25, 2015 Jan 24, 2015 Oct 25, 2014
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.
Analog Devices Inc.
Apple Inc.
Applied Materials Inc.
Broadcom Inc.
Intel Corp.
Lam Research Corp.
Micron Technology Inc.
NVIDIA Corp.
Texas Instruments Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-09-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2019-09-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-09-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-09-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2015-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-20).

1 Q4 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.

Average Payables Payment Period

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jul 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020 Jan 25, 2020 Oct 26, 2019 Jul 27, 2019 Apr 27, 2019 Jan 26, 2019 Oct 27, 2018 Jul 28, 2018 Apr 28, 2018 Jan 27, 2018 Oct 28, 2017 Jul 29, 2017 Apr 29, 2017 Jan 28, 2017 Oct 29, 2016 Jul 30, 2016 Apr 30, 2016 Jan 23, 2016 Oct 24, 2015 Jul 25, 2015 Apr 25, 2015 Jan 24, 2015 Oct 25, 2014
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.
Analog Devices Inc.
Apple Inc.
Broadcom Inc.
Intel Corp.
Lam Research Corp.
NVIDIA Corp.
Qualcomm Inc.
Texas Instruments Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-09-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2019-09-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-09-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-09-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2015-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-20).

1 Q4 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. Cisco Systems Inc.’s number of days of payables outstanding increased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then slightly decreased from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Cash Conversion Cycle

Cisco Systems Inc., cash conversion cycle calculation (quarterly data)

No. days

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jul 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020 Jan 25, 2020 Oct 26, 2019 Jul 27, 2019 Apr 27, 2019 Jan 26, 2019 Oct 27, 2018 Jul 28, 2018 Apr 28, 2018 Jan 27, 2018 Oct 28, 2017 Jul 29, 2017 Apr 29, 2017 Jan 28, 2017 Oct 29, 2016 Jul 30, 2016 Apr 30, 2016 Jan 23, 2016 Oct 24, 2015 Jul 25, 2015 Apr 25, 2015 Jan 24, 2015 Oct 25, 2014
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.
Analog Devices Inc.
Apple Inc.
Broadcom Inc.
Intel Corp.
Lam Research Corp.
NVIDIA Corp.
Texas Instruments Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-09-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2019-09-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-09-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-09-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2015-09-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-20).

1 Q4 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. Cisco Systems Inc.’s cash conversion cycle improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then deteriorated significantly from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.