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Short-term (Operating) Activity Analysis
Quarterly Data

Difficulty: Beginner


Ratios (Summary)

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

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Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 30, 2013 Jun 30, 2013 Mar 31, 2013
Turnover Ratios
Receivables turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Payables turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Working capital turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average No. of Days
Add: Average receivable collection period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Less: Average payables payment period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Source: Based on data from Comcast Corp. Quarterly and Annual Reports
Ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Comcast Corp.'s receivables turnover deteriorated from Q3 2017 to Q4 2017 but then slightly improved from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018.
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Comcast Corp.'s payables turnover increased from Q3 2017 to Q4 2017 but then slightly declined from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018.
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital.
Average receivable collection period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by receivables turnover.
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.

Receivables Turnover

Comcast Corp., receivables turnover calculation (quarterly data)

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Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 30, 2013 Jun 30, 2013 Mar 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Revenue hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Receivables, net hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Receivables turnover1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Source: Based on data from Comcast Corp. Quarterly and Annual Reports

Q1 2018 Calculations

1 Receivables turnover = (RevenueQ1 2018 + RevenueQ4 2017 + RevenueQ3 2017 + RevenueQ2 2017) ÷ Receivables, net
= (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Comcast Corp.'s receivables turnover deteriorated from Q3 2017 to Q4 2017 but then slightly improved from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018.

Payables Turnover

Comcast Corp., payables turnover calculation (quarterly data)

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Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 30, 2013 Jun 30, 2013 Mar 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Programming and production hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Payables turnover1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Source: Based on data from Comcast Corp. Quarterly and Annual Reports

Q1 2018 Calculations

1 Payables turnover = (Programming and productionQ1 2018 + Programming and productionQ4 2017 + Programming and productionQ3 2017 + Programming and productionQ2 2017) ÷ Accounts payable and accrued expenses related to trade creditors
= (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Comcast Corp.'s payables turnover increased from Q3 2017 to Q4 2017 but then slightly declined from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018.

Working Capital Turnover

Comcast Corp., working capital turnover calculation (quarterly data)

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Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 30, 2013 Jun 30, 2013 Mar 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Current assets hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Less: Current liabilities hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Working capital hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Revenue hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Working capital turnover1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Source: Based on data from Comcast Corp. Quarterly and Annual Reports

Q1 2018 Calculations

1 Working capital turnover = (RevenueQ1 2018 + RevenueQ4 2017 + RevenueQ3 2017 + RevenueQ2 2017) ÷ Working capital
= (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

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 (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 30, 2013 Jun 30, 2013 Mar 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data
Receivables turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio (no. of days)
Average receivable collection period1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Source: Based on data from Comcast Corp. Quarterly and Annual Reports

Q1 2018 Calculations

1 Average receivable collection period = 365 ÷ Receivables turnover
= 365 ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
Average receivable collection period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by receivables turnover.

Average Payables Payment Period

Comcast Corp., average payables payment period calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 30, 2013 Jun 30, 2013 Mar 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data
Payables turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio (no. of days)
Average payables payment period1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Source: Based on data from Comcast Corp. Quarterly and Annual Reports

Q1 2018 Calculations

1 Average payables payment period = 365 ÷ Payables turnover
= 365 ÷ hidden = hidden

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.