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Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc

PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)


Analysis of Bad Debts

Difficulty: Advanced

Allowance for doubtful accounts receivable (bad debts) is a contra account which reduce the balance of the company’s gross accounts receivable.The relationship between the allowance and the balance in receivables should be relatively constant unless there is a change in the economy overall or a change in customer base.


Allowance for Doubtful Accounts Receivable

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Dec 29, 2018 Dec 30, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 26, 2015 Dec 27, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Allowance for doubtful accounts hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Gross receivables hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Allowance as a percentage of gross receivables1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-13), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-11), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-12).

2018 Calculations

1 Allowance as a percentage of gross receivables = 100 × Allowance for doubtful accounts ÷ Gross receivables
= 100 × hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
Allowance as a percentage of gross receivables Allowance for doubtful accounts divided by the gross accounts receivable. PepsiCo Inc.’s allowance as a percentage of gross receivables declined from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.