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Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA)

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Analysis of Short-term (Operating) Activity Ratios

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Short-term Activity Ratios (Summary)

Comcast Corp., short-term (operating) activity ratios

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Turnover Ratios
Receivables turnover
Payables turnover
Working capital turnover
Average No. Days
Average receivable collection period
Average payables payment period

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-01-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-01-31), 10-K (filing date: 2018-01-31), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-05).

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Comcast Corp.’s receivables turnover ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Comcast Corp.’s payables turnover ratio decreased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital.

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. Comcast Corp.’s number of days of receivables outstanding deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 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. Comcast Corp.’s number of days of payables outstanding increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Receivables Turnover

Comcast Corp., receivables turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Revenue
Receivables, net
Short-term Activity Ratio
Receivables turnover1
Benchmarks
Receivables Turnover, Competitors2
Charter Communications Inc.
Netflix Inc.
Walt Disney Co.
Receivables Turnover, Sector
Media
Receivables Turnover, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-01-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-01-31), 10-K (filing date: 2018-01-31), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-05).

1 2019 Calculation
Receivables turnover = Revenue ÷ Receivables, 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. Comcast Corp.’s receivables turnover ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.

Payables Turnover

Comcast Corp., payables turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Programming and production
Accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors
Short-term Activity Ratio
Payables turnover1
Benchmarks
Payables Turnover, Competitors2
Charter Communications Inc.
Netflix Inc.
Walt Disney Co.
Payables Turnover, Sector
Media
Payables Turnover, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-01-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-01-31), 10-K (filing date: 2018-01-31), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-05).

1 2019 Calculation
Payables turnover = Programming and production ÷ Accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors
= ÷ =

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. Comcast Corp.’s payables turnover ratio decreased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Working Capital Turnover

Comcast Corp., working capital turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
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
Charter Communications Inc.
Netflix Inc.
Walt Disney Co.
Working Capital Turnover, Sector
Media
Working Capital Turnover, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-01-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-01-31), 10-K (filing date: 2018-01-31), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-05).

1 2019 Calculation
Working capital turnover = Revenue ÷ 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.

Average Receivable Collection Period

Comcast Corp., average receivable collection period calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data
Receivables turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average receivable collection period1
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Receivable Collection Period, Competitors2
Charter Communications Inc.
Netflix Inc.
Walt Disney Co.
Average Receivable Collection Period, Sector
Media
Average Receivable Collection Period, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-01-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-01-31), 10-K (filing date: 2018-01-31), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-05).

1 2019 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. Comcast Corp.’s number of days of receivables outstanding deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.

Average Payables Payment Period

Comcast Corp., average payables payment period calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data
Payables turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average payables payment period1
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Payables Payment Period, Competitors2
Charter Communications Inc.
Netflix Inc.
Walt Disney Co.
Average Payables Payment Period, Sector
Media
Average Payables Payment Period, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-01-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-01-31), 10-K (filing date: 2018-01-31), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-05).

1 2019 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. Comcast Corp.’s number of days of payables outstanding increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.