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Long-term (Investment) Activity Analysis

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Activity ratios measure how efficiently a company performs day-to-day tasks, such us the collection of receivables and management of inventory.


Ratios (Summary)

3M Co., long-term (investment) activity ratios

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Net fixed asset turnover
Total asset turnover
Equity turnover

Source: Based on data from 3M Co. Annual Reports

Ratio Description The company
Net fixed asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by net fixed assets. 3M Co.'s net fixed asset turnover deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.
Total asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by total assets. 3M Co.'s total asset turnover deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.
Equity turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by shareholders' equity. 3M Co.'s equity turnover improved from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 not reaching 2015 level.

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Net Fixed Asset Turnover

3M Co., net fixed asset turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Net sales
Property, plant and equipment, net
Ratio
Net fixed asset turnover1
Benchmarks
Net Fixed Asset Turnover, Competitors
Danaher Corp.
General Electric Co.
Honeywell International Inc.
Net Fixed Asset Turnover, Sector
General Industrials
Net Fixed Asset Turnover, Industry
Industrials

Source: Based on data from 3M Co. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Net fixed asset turnover = Net sales ÷ Property, plant and equipment, net
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Net fixed asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by net fixed assets. 3M Co.'s net fixed asset turnover deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.

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Total Asset Turnover

3M Co., total asset turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Net sales
Total assets
Ratio
Total asset turnover1
Benchmarks
Total Asset Turnover, Competitors
Danaher Corp.
General Electric Co.
Honeywell International Inc.
Total Asset Turnover, Sector
General Industrials
Total Asset Turnover, Industry
Industrials

Source: Based on data from 3M Co. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Total asset turnover = Net sales ÷ Total assets
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Total asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by total assets. 3M Co.'s total asset turnover deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

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Equity Turnover

3M Co., equity turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Net sales
Total 3M Company shareholders' equity
Ratio
Equity turnover1
Benchmarks
Equity Turnover, Competitors
Danaher Corp.
General Electric Co.
Honeywell International Inc.
Equity Turnover, Sector
General Industrials
Equity Turnover, Industry
Industrials

Source: Based on data from 3M Co. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Equity turnover = Net sales ÷ Total 3M Company shareholders' equity
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Equity turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by shareholders' equity. 3M Co.'s equity turnover improved from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 not reaching 2015 level.

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