Stock Analysis on Net
Stock Analysis on Net
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Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ:SBUX)

Analysis of Bad Debts

Advanced level

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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Sep 27, 2020 Sep 29, 2019 Sep 30, 2018 Oct 1, 2017 Oct 2, 2016 Sep 27, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Allowance for doubtful accounts 27,100  6,700  8,000  9,800  9,400  10,800 
Accounts receivable, gross 910,500  885,900  701,100  880,200  778,200  729,800 
Financial Ratio
Allowance as a percentage of accounts receivable, gross1 2.98% 0.76% 1.14% 1.11% 1.21% 1.48%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-11-12), 10-K (filing date: 2019-11-15), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-16), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-17), 10-K (filing date: 2016-11-18), 10-K (filing date: 2015-11-12).

1 2020 Calculation
Allowance as a percentage of accounts receivable, gross = 100 × Allowance for doubtful accounts ÷ Accounts receivable, gross
= 100 × 27,100 ÷ 910,500 = 2.98%

Financial ratio Description The company
Allowance as a percentage of accounts receivable, gross Allowance for doubtful accounts divided by the gross accounts receivable. Starbucks Corp.’s allowance as a percentage of accounts receivable, gross decreased from 2018 to 2019 but then increased from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 level.