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3M Co. (NYSE:MMM)

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Analysis of Short-term (Operating) Activity Ratios

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Short-term Activity Ratios (Summary)

3M Co., short-term (operating) activity ratios

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Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Turnover Ratios
Inventory turnover
Receivables turnover
Payables turnover
Working capital turnover
Average No. Days
Average inventory processing period
Add: Average receivable collection period
Operating cycle
Less: Average payables payment period
Cash conversion cycle

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-04), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-09).

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Inventory turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by inventory. 3M Co.’s inventory turnover ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly deteriorated from 2019 to 2020 not reaching 2018 level.
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. 3M Co.’s receivables turnover ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. 3M Co.’s payables turnover ratio increased from 2018 to 2019 but then decreased significantly from 2019 to 2020.
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. 3M Co.’s working capital turnover ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.

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. 3M Co.’s number of days of inventory outstanding improved from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly deteriorated from 2019 to 2020 not reaching 2018 level.
Average receivable collection period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by receivables turnover. 3M Co.’s number of days of receivables outstanding improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Operating cycle Equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period. 3M Co.’s operating cycle improved from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly deteriorated from 2019 to 2020.
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. 3M Co.’s number of days of payables outstanding decreased from 2018 to 2019 but then increased from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 level.
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. 3M Co.’s cash conversion cycle improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Inventory Turnover

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

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Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Cost of sales
Inventories
Short-term Activity Ratio
Inventory turnover1
Benchmarks
Inventory Turnover, Competitors2
Boeing Co.
Caterpillar Inc.
General Electric Co.
Honeywell International Inc.
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Raytheon Technologies Corp.
Inventory Turnover, Sector
Capital Goods
Inventory Turnover, Industry
Industrials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-04), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-09).

1 2020 Calculation
Inventory turnover = Cost of sales ÷ Inventories
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Inventory turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by inventory. 3M Co.’s inventory turnover ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly deteriorated from 2019 to 2020 not reaching 2018 level.

Receivables Turnover

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net sales
Accounts receivable, net of allowances
Short-term Activity Ratio
Receivables turnover1
Benchmarks
Receivables Turnover, Competitors2
Boeing Co.
Caterpillar Inc.
General Electric Co.
Honeywell International Inc.
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Raytheon Technologies Corp.
Receivables Turnover, Sector
Capital Goods
Receivables Turnover, Industry
Industrials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-04), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-09).

1 2020 Calculation
Receivables turnover = Net sales ÷ Accounts receivable, net of allowances
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. 3M Co.’s receivables turnover ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Payables Turnover

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Cost of sales
Accounts payable
Short-term Activity Ratio
Payables turnover1
Benchmarks
Payables Turnover, Competitors2
Boeing Co.
Caterpillar Inc.
General Electric Co.
Honeywell International Inc.
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Raytheon Technologies Corp.
Payables Turnover, Sector
Capital Goods
Payables Turnover, Industry
Industrials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-04), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-09).

1 2020 Calculation
Payables turnover = Cost of sales ÷ Accounts payable
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. 3M Co.’s payables turnover ratio increased from 2018 to 2019 but then decreased significantly from 2019 to 2020.

Working Capital Turnover

3M Co., working capital turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Current assets
Less: Current liabilities
Working capital
 
Net sales
Short-term Activity Ratio
Working capital turnover1
Benchmarks
Working Capital Turnover, Competitors2
Boeing Co.
Caterpillar Inc.
General Electric Co.
Honeywell International Inc.
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Raytheon Technologies Corp.
Working Capital Turnover, Sector
Capital Goods
Working Capital Turnover, Industry
Industrials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-04), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-09).

1 2020 Calculation
Working capital turnover = Net sales ÷ Working capital
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. 3M Co.’s working capital turnover ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.

Average Inventory Processing Period

3M Co., average inventory processing period calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data
Inventory turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average inventory processing period1
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Inventory Processing Period, Competitors2
Boeing Co.
Caterpillar Inc.
General Electric Co.
Honeywell International Inc.
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Raytheon Technologies Corp.
Average Inventory Processing Period, Sector
Capital Goods
Average Inventory Processing Period, Industry
Industrials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-04), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-09).

1 2020 Calculation
Average inventory processing period = 365 ÷ Inventory turnover
= 365 ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

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. 3M Co.’s number of days of inventory outstanding improved from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly deteriorated from 2019 to 2020 not reaching 2018 level.

Average Receivable Collection Period

3M Co., average receivable collection period calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data
Receivables turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average receivable collection period1
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Receivable Collection Period, Competitors2
Boeing Co.
Caterpillar Inc.
General Electric Co.
Honeywell International Inc.
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Raytheon Technologies Corp.
Average Receivable Collection Period, Sector
Capital Goods
Average Receivable Collection Period, Industry
Industrials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-04), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-09).

1 2020 Calculation
Average receivable collection period = 365 ÷ Receivables turnover
= 365 ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

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. 3M Co.’s number of days of receivables outstanding improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Operating Cycle

3M Co., operating cycle calculation, comparison to benchmarks

No. days

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data
Average inventory processing period
Average receivable collection period
Short-term Activity Ratio
Operating cycle1
Benchmarks
Operating Cycle, Competitors2
Boeing Co.
Caterpillar Inc.
General Electric Co.
Honeywell International Inc.
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Raytheon Technologies Corp.
Operating Cycle, Sector
Capital Goods
Operating Cycle, Industry
Industrials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-04), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-09).

1 2020 Calculation
Operating cycle = Average inventory processing period + Average receivable collection period
= + =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Operating cycle Equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period. 3M Co.’s operating cycle improved from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly deteriorated from 2019 to 2020.

Average Payables Payment Period

3M Co., average payables payment period calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data
Payables turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average payables payment period1
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Payables Payment Period, Competitors2
Boeing Co.
Caterpillar Inc.
General Electric Co.
Honeywell International Inc.
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Raytheon Technologies Corp.
Average Payables Payment Period, Sector
Capital Goods
Average Payables Payment Period, Industry
Industrials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-04), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-09).

1 2020 Calculation
Average payables payment period = 365 ÷ Payables turnover
= 365 ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

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. 3M Co.’s number of days of payables outstanding decreased from 2018 to 2019 but then increased from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 level.

Cash Conversion Cycle

3M Co., cash conversion cycle calculation, comparison to benchmarks

No. days

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data
Average inventory processing period
Average receivable collection period
Average payables payment period
Short-term Activity Ratio
Cash conversion cycle1
Benchmarks
Cash Conversion Cycle, Competitors2
Boeing Co.
Caterpillar Inc.
General Electric Co.
Honeywell International Inc.
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Raytheon Technologies Corp.
Cash Conversion Cycle, Sector
Capital Goods
Cash Conversion Cycle, Industry
Industrials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-04), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-09).

1 2020 Calculation
Cash conversion cycle = Average inventory processing period + Average receivable collection period – Average payables payment period
= + =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

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. 3M Co.’s cash conversion cycle improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.