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Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Analysis of Short-term (Operating) Activity Ratios 

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Short-term Activity Ratios (Summary)

Tesla Inc., short-term (operating) activity ratios

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Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017
Turnover Ratios
Inventory turnover 6.99 6.07 5.77 5.59 4.21
Receivables turnover 28.14 16.72 18.56 22.61 22.82
Payables turnover 4.01 4.12 5.44 5.12 3.99
Working capital turnover 7.28 2.53 17.12
Average No. Days
Average inventory processing period 52 60 63 65 87
Add: Average receivable collection period 13 22 20 16 16
Operating cycle 65 82 83 81 103
Less: Average payables payment period 91 89 67 71 91
Cash conversion cycle -26 -7 16 10 12

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2021-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31).

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Inventory turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by inventory. Tesla Inc. inventory turnover ratio improved from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Tesla Inc. receivables turnover ratio deteriorated from 2019 to 2020 but then improved from 2020 to 2021 exceeding 2019 level.
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Tesla Inc. payables turnover ratio decreased from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. Tesla Inc. working capital turnover ratio deteriorated from 2019 to 2020 but then slightly improved from 2020 to 2021.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Average inventory processing period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by inventory turnover over the period. Tesla Inc. number of days of inventory outstanding improved from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.
Average receivable collection period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by receivables turnover. Tesla Inc. number of days of receivables outstanding deteriorated from 2019 to 2020 but then improved from 2020 to 2021 exceeding 2019 level.
Operating cycle Equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period. Tesla Inc. operating cycle improved from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.
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. Tesla Inc. number of days of payables outstanding increased from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.
Cash conversion cycle A financial metric that measures the length of time required for a company to convert cash invested in its operations to cash received as a result of its operations; equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period minus average payables payment period. Tesla Inc. cash conversion cycle improved from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.

Inventory Turnover

Tesla Inc., inventory turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Cost of revenues 40,217  24,906  20,509  17,419  9,536 
Inventory 5,757  4,101  3,552  3,113  2,264 
Short-term Activity Ratio
Inventory turnover1 6.99 6.07 5.77 5.59 4.21
Benchmarks
Inventory Turnover, Competitors2
Ford Motor Co. 9.50 10.43 12.49 12.15 12.78
General Motors Co. 7.74 9.53 10.64 12.29 10.77
Inventory Turnover, Sector
Automobiles & Components 8.29 9.35 10.75 11.36 11.02
Inventory Turnover, Industry
Consumer Discretionary 6.99 7.43 7.62 7.92 7.58

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2021-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31).

1 2021 Calculation
Inventory turnover = Cost of revenues ÷ Inventory
= 40,217 ÷ 5,757 = 6.99

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Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Inventory turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by inventory. Tesla Inc. inventory turnover ratio improved from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.

Receivables Turnover

Tesla Inc., receivables turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Revenues 53,823  31,536  24,578  21,461  11,759 
Accounts receivable, net 1,913  1,886  1,324  949  515 
Short-term Activity Ratio
Receivables turnover1 28.14 16.72 18.56 22.61 22.82
Benchmarks
Receivables Turnover, Competitors2
Ford Motor Co. 11.09 11.60 15.55 13.25 13.74
General Motors Co. 15.36 13.52 18.05 20.32 16.35
Receivables Turnover, Sector
Automobiles & Components 14.20 12.86 16.76 16.20 15.09
Receivables Turnover, Industry
Consumer Discretionary 19.72 20.12 20.00 20.64 20.34

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2021-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31).

1 2021 Calculation
Receivables turnover = Revenues ÷ Accounts receivable, net
= 53,823 ÷ 1,913 = 28.14

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Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Tesla Inc. receivables turnover ratio deteriorated from 2019 to 2020 but then improved from 2020 to 2021 exceeding 2019 level.

Payables Turnover

Tesla Inc., payables turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Cost of revenues 40,217  24,906  20,509  17,419  9,536 
Accounts payable 10,025  6,051  3,771  3,404  2,390 
Short-term Activity Ratio
Payables turnover1 4.01 4.12 5.44 5.12 3.99
Benchmarks
Payables Turnover, Competitors2
Ford Motor Co. 5.13 5.08 6.52 6.33 5.64
General Motors Co. 4.93 4.89 5.26 5.41 4.80
Payables Turnover, Sector
Automobiles & Components 4.84 4.88 5.85 5.81 5.16
Payables Turnover, Industry
Consumer Discretionary 4.66 4.69 5.44 5.67 5.37

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2021-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31).

1 2021 Calculation
Payables turnover = Cost of revenues ÷ Accounts payable
= 40,217 ÷ 10,025 = 4.01

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Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Tesla Inc. payables turnover ratio decreased from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.

Working Capital Turnover

Tesla Inc., working capital turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Current assets 27,100  26,717  12,103  8,306  6,571 
Less: Current liabilities 19,705  14,248  10,667  9,992  7,675 
Working capital 7,395  12,469  1,436  (1,686) (1,104)
 
Revenues 53,823  31,536  24,578  21,461  11,759 
Short-term Activity Ratio
Working capital turnover1 7.28 2.53 17.12
Benchmarks
Working Capital Turnover, Competitors2
Ford Motor Co. 6.91 5.93 9.02 7.77 6.84
General Motors Co. 14.76 107.17
Working Capital Turnover, Sector
Automobiles & Components 8.80 7.75 39.11 28.98 24.13
Working Capital Turnover, Industry
Consumer Discretionary 13.04 15.65 44.06 25.15 26.81

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2021-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31).

1 2021 Calculation
Working capital turnover = Revenues ÷ Working capital
= 53,823 ÷ 7,395 = 7.28

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Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. Tesla Inc. working capital turnover ratio deteriorated from 2019 to 2020 but then slightly improved from 2020 to 2021.

Average Inventory Processing Period

Tesla Inc., average inventory processing period calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017
Selected Financial Data
Inventory turnover 6.99 6.07 5.77 5.59 4.21
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average inventory processing period1 52 60 63 65 87
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Inventory Processing Period, Competitors2
Ford Motor Co. 38 35 29 30 29
General Motors Co. 47 38 34 30 34
Average Inventory Processing Period, Sector
Automobiles & Components 44 39 34 32 33
Average Inventory Processing Period, Industry
Consumer Discretionary 52 49 48 46 48

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2021-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31).

1 2021 Calculation
Average inventory processing period = 365 ÷ Inventory turnover
= 365 ÷ 6.99 = 52

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Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Average inventory processing period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by inventory turnover over the period. Tesla Inc. number of days of inventory outstanding improved from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.

Average Receivable Collection Period

Tesla Inc., average receivable collection period calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017
Selected Financial Data
Receivables turnover 28.14 16.72 18.56 22.61 22.82
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average receivable collection period1 13 22 20 16 16
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Receivable Collection Period, Competitors2
Ford Motor Co. 33 31 23 28 27
General Motors Co. 24 27 20 18 22
Average Receivable Collection Period, Sector
Automobiles & Components 26 28 22 23 24
Average Receivable Collection Period, Industry
Consumer Discretionary 19 18 18 18 18

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2021-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31).

1 2021 Calculation
Average receivable collection period = 365 ÷ Receivables turnover
= 365 ÷ 28.14 = 13

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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. Tesla Inc. number of days of receivables outstanding deteriorated from 2019 to 2020 but then improved from 2020 to 2021 exceeding 2019 level.

Operating Cycle

Tesla Inc., operating cycle calculation, comparison to benchmarks

No. days

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Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017
Selected Financial Data
Average inventory processing period 52 60 63 65 87
Average receivable collection period 13 22 20 16 16
Short-term Activity Ratio
Operating cycle1 65 82 83 81 103
Benchmarks
Operating Cycle, Competitors2
Ford Motor Co. 71 66 52 58 56
General Motors Co. 71 65 54 48 56
Operating Cycle, Sector
Automobiles & Components 70 67 56 55 57
Operating Cycle, Industry
Consumer Discretionary 71 67 66 64 66

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2021-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31).

1 2021 Calculation
Operating cycle = Average inventory processing period + Average receivable collection period
= 52 + 13 = 65

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Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Operating cycle Equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period. Tesla Inc. operating cycle improved from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.

Average Payables Payment Period

Tesla Inc., average payables payment period calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017
Selected Financial Data
Payables turnover 4.01 4.12 5.44 5.12 3.99
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average payables payment period1 91 89 67 71 91
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Payables Payment Period, Competitors2
Ford Motor Co. 71 72 56 58 65
General Motors Co. 74 75 69 67 76
Average Payables Payment Period, Sector
Automobiles & Components 75 75 62 63 71
Average Payables Payment Period, Industry
Consumer Discretionary 78 78 67 64 68

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2021-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31).

1 2021 Calculation
Average payables payment period = 365 ÷ Payables turnover
= 365 ÷ 4.01 = 91

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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. Tesla Inc. number of days of payables outstanding increased from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.

Cash Conversion Cycle

Tesla Inc., cash conversion cycle calculation, comparison to benchmarks

No. days

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Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017
Selected Financial Data
Average inventory processing period 52 60 63 65 87
Average receivable collection period 13 22 20 16 16
Average payables payment period 91 89 67 71 91
Short-term Activity Ratio
Cash conversion cycle1 -26 -7 16 10 12
Benchmarks
Cash Conversion Cycle, Competitors2
Ford Motor Co. 0 -6 -4 0 -9
General Motors Co. -3 -10 -15 -19 -20
Cash Conversion Cycle, Sector
Automobiles & Components -5 -8 -6 -8 -14
Cash Conversion Cycle, Industry
Consumer Discretionary -7 -11 -1 0 -2

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2021-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31).

1 2021 Calculation
Cash conversion cycle = Average inventory processing period + Average receivable collection period – Average payables payment period
= 52 + 1391 = -26

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Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Cash conversion cycle A financial metric that measures the length of time required for a company to convert cash invested in its operations to cash received as a result of its operations; equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period minus average payables payment period. Tesla Inc. cash conversion cycle improved from 2019 to 2020 and from 2020 to 2021.