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Netflix Inc. (NFLX)


Common-Size Balance Sheet: Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

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Netflix Inc., common-size consolidated balance sheet: liabilities and stockholders’ equity

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Current content liabilities 12.99 18.04 21.95 26.74 27.34
Accounts payable 1.98 2.17 1.89 2.30 2.48
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 2.48 1.84 1.66 1.45 1.38
Deferred revenue 2.72 2.93 3.25 3.26 3.40
Current liabilities 20.18% 24.98% 28.75% 33.76% 34.59%
Non-current content liabilities 9.81 14.47 17.51 21.31 19.86
Long-term debt 43.44 39.89 34.18 24.76 23.24
Other non-current liabilities 4.25 0.50 0.71 0.45 0.51
Non-current liabilities 57.51% 54.86% 52.41% 46.52% 43.61%
Total liabilities 77.68% 79.83% 81.16% 80.28% 78.21%
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; no shares issued and outstanding 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Common stock, $0.001 par value 8.22 8.92 9.84 11.77 12.98
Accumulated other comprehensive loss -0.07 -0.08 -0.11 -0.36 -0.42
Retained earnings 14.16 11.33 9.11 8.31 9.23
Stockholders’ equity 22.32% 20.17% 18.84% 19.72% 21.79%
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-01-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-01-29), 10-K (filing date: 2018-01-29), 10-K (filing date: 2017-01-27), 10-K (filing date: 2016-01-28).

Balance sheet item Description The company
Current liabilities Total obligations incurred as part of normal operations that are expected to be paid during the following twelve months or within one business cycle, if longer. Netflix Inc.’s current liabilities as a percentage of total liabilities and stockholders’ equity decreased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Non-current liabilities Amount of obligation due after one year or beyond the normal operating cycle, if longer. Netflix Inc.’s non-current liabilities as a percentage of total liabilities and stockholders’ equity increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Total liabilities Sum of the carrying amounts as of the balance sheet date of all liabilities that are recognized. Liabilities are probable future sacrifices of economic benefits arising from present obligations of an entity to transfer assets or provide services to other entities in the future. Netflix Inc.’s total liabilities as a percentage of total liabilities and stockholders’ equity decreased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Stockholders’ equity Total of all stockholders’ equity (deficit) items, net of receivables from officers, directors, owners, and affiliates of the entity which are attributable to the parent. The amount of the economic entity’s stockholders’ equity attributable to the parent excludes the amount of stockholders’ equity which is allocable to that ownership interest in subsidiary equity which is not attributable to the parent (noncontrolling interest, minority interest). This excludes temporary equity and is sometimes called permanent equity. Netflix Inc.’s stockholders’ equity as a percentage of total liabilities and stockholders’ equity increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.