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Short-term Activity Ratios (Summary)

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

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Sep 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2022 Mar 31, 2022 Dec 31, 2021 Sep 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021 Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017
Turnover Ratios
Inventory turnover 3.45 3.45 3.61 3.77 3.73 3.70 3.82 3.92 4.15 3.94 4.02 4.15 4.21 3.92 3.69 3.82 3.76 3.91 3.81 3.97
Receivables turnover 7.36 7.14 7.34 7.59 7.19 6.96 6.84 6.84 6.86 7.03 6.71 6.71 6.37 5.98 6.25 6.53 6.16 6.10 6.14 6.45
Payables turnover 6.32 5.95 6.04 6.28 6.46 6.12 6.37 6.48 7.49 8.32 7.67 7.69 8.11 7.91 7.26 7.36 8.23 8.87 8.73 8.23
Working capital turnover 6.50 7.60 6.67 5.55 5.20 5.03 4.72 4.58 4.73 4.59 5.43 8.57 3.13 4.73 4.46 5.07 4.63 6.58 5.50 4.80
Average No. Days
Average inventory processing period 106 106 101 97 98 99 96 93 88 93 91 88 87 93 99 96 97 93 96 92
Add: Average receivable collection period 50 51 50 48 51 52 53 53 53 52 54 54 57 61 58 56 59 60 59 57
Operating cycle 156 157 151 145 149 151 149 146 141 145 145 142 144 154 157 152 156 153 155 149
Less: Average payables payment period 58 61 60 58 57 60 57 56 49 44 48 47 45 46 50 50 44 41 42 44
Cash conversion cycle 98 96 91 87 92 91 92 90 92 101 97 95 99 108 107 102 112 112 113 105

Based on: 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-03-31).

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Inventory turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by inventory. 3M Co. inventory turnover ratio deteriorated from Q1 2022 to Q2 2022 and from Q2 2022 to Q3 2022.
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. 3M Co. receivables turnover ratio deteriorated from Q1 2022 to Q2 2022 but then improved from Q2 2022 to Q3 2022 exceeding Q1 2022 level.
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. 3M Co. payables turnover ratio decreased from Q1 2022 to Q2 2022 but then increased from Q2 2022 to Q3 2022 exceeding Q1 2022 level.
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. 3M Co. working capital turnover ratio improved from Q1 2022 to Q2 2022 but then deteriorated significantly from Q2 2022 to Q3 2022.

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.
Average receivable collection period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by receivables turnover.
Operating cycle Equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period. 3M Co. operating cycle deteriorated from Q1 2022 to Q2 2022 but then slightly improved from Q2 2022 to Q3 2022.
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. number of days of payables outstanding increased from Q1 2022 to Q2 2022 but then decreased significantly from Q2 2022 to Q3 2022.
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. cash conversion cycle deteriorated from Q1 2022 to Q2 2022 and from Q2 2022 to Q3 2022.

Inventory Turnover

3M Co., inventory turnover calculation (quarterly data)

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Sep 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2022 Mar 31, 2022 Dec 31, 2021 Sep 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021 Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Cost of sales 4,728 5,093 4,826 4,698 4,853 4,719 4,525 4,388 4,303 3,805 4,109 4,325 4,188 4,313 4,310 4,060 4,159 4,227 4,236 4,080 4,045 4,007 3,869
Inventories 5,615 5,645 5,290 4,985 4,950 4,842 4,458 4,239 3,984 4,168 4,217 4,134 4,007 4,300 4,538 4,366 4,437 4,238 4,295 4,034 3,975 3,838 3,612
Short-term Activity Ratio
Inventory turnover1 3.45 3.45 3.61 3.77 3.73 3.70 3.82 3.92 4.15 3.94 4.02 4.15 4.21 3.92 3.69 3.82 3.76 3.91 3.81 3.97
Benchmarks
Inventory Turnover, Competitors2
Boeing Co. 0.78 0.74 0.74 0.75 0.77 0.76 0.74 0.78 0.71 0.78 0.88 0.94 1.03 1.16 1.24 1.30 1.29 1.28 1.27 1.71
Caterpillar Inc. 2.36 2.40 2.46 2.53 2.44 2.49 2.46 2.55 2.66 2.82 2.97 3.25 3.08 3.16 3.03 3.21 3.04 3.07 3.00 3.10
General Electric Co. 3.10 3.04 3.25 3.40 3.21 3.28 3.46 3.80 4.36 4.41 4.50 4.97 5.05 4.12 4.50 4.81 4.48 4.58 4.53 4.19
Honeywell International Inc. 4.30 4.20 4.27 4.55 4.72 4.88 4.85 4.94 4.79 4.88 5.23 5.51 5.37 5.70 6.10 6.71 5.90 6.09 5.96 5.98
Lockheed Martin Corp. 18.09 16.20 18.12 19.45 19.81 18.64 17.58 16.01 16.91 15.46 14.94 14.22 14.44 13.74 14.81 15.51 15.59 15.13 14.26 10.14
Raytheon Technologies Corp. 5.03 5.14 5.33 5.65 5.57 5.49 5.48 5.11 4.93 4.85 4.51 5.21 4.99 4.98 5.00 4.96 5.29 5.18 5.05 4.45

Based on: 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-03-31).

1 Q3 2022 Calculation
Inventory turnover = (Cost of salesQ3 2022 + Cost of salesQ2 2022 + Cost of salesQ1 2022 + Cost of salesQ4 2021) ÷ Inventories
= (4,728 + 5,093 + 4,826 + 4,698) ÷ 5,615 = 3.45

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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. 3M Co. inventory turnover ratio deteriorated from Q1 2022 to Q2 2022 and from Q2 2022 to Q3 2022.

Receivables Turnover

3M Co., receivables turnover calculation (quarterly data)

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Sep 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2022 Mar 31, 2022 Dec 31, 2021 Sep 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021 Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net sales 8,619 8,702 8,829 8,612 8,942 8,950 8,851 8,583 8,350 7,176 8,075 8,111 7,991 8,171 7,863 7,945 8,152 8,390 8,278 7,990 8,172 7,810 7,685
Accounts receivable, net of allowances 4,722 4,914 4,815 4,660 4,916 4,991 4,817 4,705 4,623 4,459 4,821 4,791 5,020 5,374 5,173 5,020 5,329 5,383 5,252 4,911 5,156 4,919 4,722
Short-term Activity Ratio
Receivables turnover1 7.36 7.14 7.34 7.59 7.19 6.96 6.84 6.84 6.86 7.03 6.71 6.71 6.37 5.98 6.25 6.53 6.16 6.10 6.14 6.45
Benchmarks
Receivables Turnover, Competitors2
Boeing Co. 22.98 20.27 25.37 23.58 27.95 24.76 23.97 29.75 22.00 23.85 21.97 23.44 24.41 28.00 27.44 26.07 33.93 34.47 34.19 8.88
Caterpillar Inc. 6.59 6.10 5.46 5.68 5.97 5.51 5.07 5.33 5.86 6.11 6.12 5.92 6.28 5.87 5.85 5.89 6.32 6.05 5.79 5.74
General Electric Co. 4.19 4.39 4.43 4.55 4.83 4.74 4.59 4.37 4.46 5.03 5.08 5.22 5.88 4.97 5.48 5.71 5.57 5.56 5.09 4.63
Honeywell International Inc. 4.74 4.45 4.82 5.04 4.78 4.89 4.89 4.78 4.83 5.14 4.87 4.90 4.87 5.21 5.51 5.57 5.01 4.92 4.72 4.57
Lockheed Martin Corp. 26.06 18.87 26.02 34.15 29.27 25.59 29.81 33.06 25.90 22.19 21.14 25.59 24.47 22.58 19.93 22.00 22.55 21.09 21.76 5.93
Raytheon Technologies Corp. 7.15 6.28 7.15 6.66 6.69 6.99 6.03 6.11 5.90 6.79 5.35 5.70 5.55 5.30 5.13 4.66 5.11 5.24 5.24 4.75

Based on: 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-03-31).

1 Q3 2022 Calculation
Receivables turnover = (Net salesQ3 2022 + Net salesQ2 2022 + Net salesQ1 2022 + Net salesQ4 2021) ÷ Accounts receivable, net of allowances
= (8,619 + 8,702 + 8,829 + 8,612) ÷ 4,722 = 7.36

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Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. 3M Co. receivables turnover ratio deteriorated from Q1 2022 to Q2 2022 but then improved from Q2 2022 to Q3 2022 exceeding Q1 2022 level.

Payables Turnover

3M Co., payables turnover calculation (quarterly data)

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Sep 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2022 Mar 31, 2022 Dec 31, 2021 Sep 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021 Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Cost of sales 4,728 5,093 4,826 4,698 4,853 4,719 4,525 4,388 4,303 3,805 4,109 4,325 4,188 4,313 4,310 4,060 4,159 4,227 4,236 4,080 4,045 4,007 3,869
Accounts payable 3,063 3,273 3,164 2,994 2,862 2,931 2,670 2,561 2,208 1,975 2,207 2,228 2,079 2,130 2,309 2,266 2,029 1,871 1,874 1,945 1,824 1,782 1,701
Short-term Activity Ratio
Payables turnover1 6.32 5.95 6.04 6.28 6.46 6.12 6.37 6.48 7.49 8.32 7.67 7.69 8.11 7.91 7.26 7.36 8.23 8.87 8.73 8.23
Benchmarks
Payables Turnover, Competitors2
Boeing Co. 6.36 6.17 6.73 6.40 6.20 5.45 4.90 4.94 4.25 4.77 4.69 4.63 4.99 5.21 5.53 6.30 5.84 6.10 6.15 6.23
Caterpillar Inc. 4.81 4.72 4.43 4.36 4.61 4.57 4.46 4.75 5.86 6.31 6.05 6.15 6.11 5.40 5.20 5.25 5.29 5.05 4.74 4.79
General Electric Co. 3.14 3.14 3.32 3.32 3.33 3.35 3.56 3.67 4.67 4.99 4.57 4.40 5.30 4.83 5.12 5.40 5.87 6.24 6.18 6.07
Honeywell International Inc. 3.86 3.75 3.72 3.61 3.83 3.76 3.86 3.86 4.27 4.32 4.23 4.25 4.47 4.68 4.97 5.18 4.24 4.29 4.28 4.19
Lockheed Martin Corp. 21.48 24.07 21.92 74.34 37.83 36.15 30.31 64.48 37.34 37.46 16.70 40.16 17.27 18.94 15.71 19.35 17.67 17.18 16.79 31.02
Raytheon Technologies Corp. 5.82 5.36 6.28 5.93 6.06 6.52 5.67 5.56 5.96 6.92 4.73 5.28 5.17 4.90 5.06 4.51 4.56 4.83 5.09 4.59

Based on: 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-03-31).

1 Q3 2022 Calculation
Payables turnover = (Cost of salesQ3 2022 + Cost of salesQ2 2022 + Cost of salesQ1 2022 + Cost of salesQ4 2021) ÷ Accounts payable
= (4,728 + 5,093 + 4,826 + 4,698) ÷ 3,063 = 6.32

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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. 3M Co. payables turnover ratio decreased from Q1 2022 to Q2 2022 but then increased from Q2 2022 to Q3 2022 exceeding Q1 2022 level.

Working Capital Turnover

3M Co., working capital turnover calculation (quarterly data)

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Sep 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2022 Mar 31, 2022 Dec 31, 2021 Sep 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021 Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Current assets 14,895 14,514 14,452 15,403 16,426 16,343 15,345 14,982 14,110 14,106 15,090 12,971 18,020 14,051 14,374 13,709 14,419 13,890 14,818 14,277 13,656 12,641 11,901
Less: Current liabilities 9,543 9,896 9,152 9,035 9,635 9,440 8,363 7,948 7,410 7,282 9,134 9,222 7,821 7,265 7,125 7,244 7,336 8,902 8,959 7,687 6,598 5,697 5,995
Working capital 5,352 4,618 5,300 6,368 6,791 6,903 6,982 7,034 6,700 6,824 5,956 3,749 10,199 6,786 7,249 6,465 7,083 4,988 5,859 6,590 7,058 6,944 5,906
 
Net sales 8,619 8,702 8,829 8,612 8,942 8,950 8,851 8,583 8,350 7,176 8,075 8,111 7,991 8,171 7,863 7,945 8,152 8,390 8,278 7,990 8,172 7,810 7,685
Short-term Activity Ratio
Working capital turnover1 6.50 7.60 6.67 5.55 5.20 5.03 4.72 4.58 4.73 4.59 5.43 8.57 3.13 4.73 4.46 5.07 4.63 6.58 5.50 4.80
Benchmarks
Working Capital Turnover, Competitors2
Boeing Co. 3.13 2.87 2.51 2.34 2.02 2.00 1.88 1.69 1.57 1.76 4.27 15.57 8.87 31.54 17.08 16.21 11.87 11.22 8.70 10.50
Caterpillar Inc. 4.35 3.93 3.83 3.54 2.87 2.80 2.52 2.84 3.01 3.45 4.33 4.04 4.35 4.38 4.46 4.99 4.06 4.67 4.59 4.58
General Electric Co. 13.29 10.55 7.14 4.94 1.57 1.57 1.27 2.26 5.06 6.05 8.72 20.64 12.34 11.39 19.33 23.32 31.20 8.59
Honeywell International Inc. 7.91 8.84 8.07 5.86 5.94 4.52 4.27 3.64 3.02 3.14 6.93 5.92 5.89 9.97 8.50 7.69 4.92 6.25 6.06 5.68
Lockheed Martin Corp. 14.03 14.28 15.14 11.52 10.48 12.30 11.93 12.01 12.62 13.44 17.12 19.15 13.61 19.37 21.49 31.53 32.92 19.95 13.44 10.58
Raytheon Technologies Corp. 19.15 17.77 11.41 9.75 8.11 10.24 9.77 7.52 7.51 9.23 9.50 26.47 33.59 44.35 17.41 16.08 4.68 5.46 7.66 7.07

Based on: 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-03-31).

1 Q3 2022 Calculation
Working capital turnover = (Net salesQ3 2022 + Net salesQ2 2022 + Net salesQ1 2022 + Net salesQ4 2021) ÷ Working capital
= (8,619 + 8,702 + 8,829 + 8,612) ÷ 5,352 = 6.50

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Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. 3M Co. working capital turnover ratio improved from Q1 2022 to Q2 2022 but then deteriorated significantly from Q2 2022 to Q3 2022.

Average Inventory Processing Period

3M Co., average inventory processing period calculation (quarterly data)

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Sep 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2022 Mar 31, 2022 Dec 31, 2021 Sep 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021 Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017
Selected Financial Data
Inventory turnover 3.45 3.45 3.61 3.77 3.73 3.70 3.82 3.92 4.15 3.94 4.02 4.15 4.21 3.92 3.69 3.82 3.76 3.91 3.81 3.97
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average inventory processing period1 106 106 101 97 98 99 96 93 88 93 91 88 87 93 99 96 97 93 96 92
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Inventory Processing Period, Competitors2
Boeing Co. 468 494 493 486 475 478 496 467 516 468 416 388 355 314 294 280 284 284 289 213
Caterpillar Inc. 155 152 148 144 150 146 149 143 137 129 123 112 119 115 120 114 120 119 122 118
General Electric Co. 118 120 112 107 114 111 105 96 84 83 81 74 72 89 81 76 81 80 81 87
Honeywell International Inc. 85 87 86 80 77 75 75 74 76 75 70 66 68 64 60 54 62 60 61 61
Lockheed Martin Corp. 20 23 20 19 18 20 21 23 22 24 24 26 25 27 25 24 23 24 26 36
Raytheon Technologies Corp. 73 71 69 65 65 66 67 71 74 75 81 70 73 73 73 74 69 71 72 82

Based on: 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-03-31).

1 Q3 2022 Calculation
Average inventory processing period = 365 ÷ Inventory turnover
= 365 ÷ 3.45 = 106

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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.

Average Receivable Collection Period

3M Co., average receivable collection period calculation (quarterly data)

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Sep 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2022 Mar 31, 2022 Dec 31, 2021 Sep 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021 Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017
Selected Financial Data
Receivables turnover 7.36 7.14 7.34 7.59 7.19 6.96 6.84 6.84 6.86 7.03 6.71 6.71 6.37 5.98 6.25 6.53 6.16 6.10 6.14 6.45
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average receivable collection period1 50 51 50 48 51 52 53 53 53 52 54 54 57 61 58 56 59 60 59 57
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Receivable Collection Period, Competitors2
Boeing Co. 16 18 14 15 13 15 15 12 17 15 17 16 15 13 13 14 11 11 11 41
Caterpillar Inc. 55 60 67 64 61 66 72 68 62 60 60 62 58 62 62 62 58 60 63 64
General Electric Co. 87 83 82 80 76 77 80 83 82 73 72 70 62 73 67 64 66 66 72 79
Honeywell International Inc. 77 82 76 72 76 75 75 76 76 71 75 75 75 70 66 66 73 74 77 80
Lockheed Martin Corp. 14 19 14 11 12 14 12 11 14 16 17 14 15 16 18 17 16 17 17 62
Raytheon Technologies Corp. 51 58 51 55 55 52 61 60 62 54 68 64 66 69 71 78 71 70 70 77

Based on: 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-03-31).

1 Q3 2022 Calculation
Average receivable collection period = 365 ÷ Receivables turnover
= 365 ÷ 7.36 = 50

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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.

Operating Cycle

3M Co., operating cycle calculation (quarterly data)

No. days

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Sep 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2022 Mar 31, 2022 Dec 31, 2021 Sep 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021 Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017
Selected Financial Data
Average inventory processing period 106 106 101 97 98 99 96 93 88 93 91 88 87 93 99 96 97 93 96 92
Average receivable collection period 50 51 50 48 51 52 53 53 53 52 54 54 57 61 58 56 59 60 59 57
Short-term Activity Ratio
Operating cycle1 156 157 151 145 149 151 149 146 141 145 145 142 144 154 157 152 156 153 155 149
Benchmarks
Operating Cycle, Competitors2
Boeing Co. 484 512 507 501 488 493 511 479 533 483 433 404 370 327 307 294 295 295 300 254
Caterpillar Inc. 210 212 215 208 211 212 221 211 199 189 183 174 177 177 182 176 178 179 185 182
General Electric Co. 205 203 194 187 190 188 185 179 166 156 153 144 134 162 148 140 147 146 153 166
Honeywell International Inc. 162 169 162 152 153 150 150 150 152 146 145 141 143 134 126 120 135 134 138 141
Lockheed Martin Corp. 34 42 34 30 30 34 33 34 36 40 41 40 40 43 43 41 39 41 43 98
Raytheon Technologies Corp. 124 129 120 120 120 118 128 131 136 129 149 134 139 142 144 152 140 141 142 159

Based on: 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-03-31).

1 Q3 2022 Calculation
Operating cycle = Average inventory processing period + Average receivable collection period
= 106 + 50 = 156

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Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Operating cycle Equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period. 3M Co. operating cycle deteriorated from Q1 2022 to Q2 2022 but then slightly improved from Q2 2022 to Q3 2022.

Average Payables Payment Period

3M Co., average payables payment period calculation (quarterly data)

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Sep 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2022 Mar 31, 2022 Dec 31, 2021 Sep 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021 Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017
Selected Financial Data
Payables turnover 6.32 5.95 6.04 6.28 6.46 6.12 6.37 6.48 7.49 8.32 7.67 7.69 8.11 7.91 7.26 7.36 8.23 8.87 8.73 8.23
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average payables payment period1 58 61 60 58 57 60 57 56 49 44 48 47 45 46 50 50 44 41 42 44
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Payables Payment Period, Competitors2
Boeing Co. 57 59 54 57 59 67 74 74 86 77 78 79 73 70 66 58 63 60 59 59
Caterpillar Inc. 76 77 82 84 79 80 82 77 62 58 60 59 60 68 70 70 69 72 77 76
General Electric Co. 116 116 110 110 109 109 103 100 78 73 80 83 69 76 71 68 62 59 59 60
Honeywell International Inc. 94 97 98 101 95 97 95 95 85 85 86 86 82 78 73 70 86 85 85 87
Lockheed Martin Corp. 17 15 17 5 10 10 12 6 10 10 22 9 21 19 23 19 21 21 22 12
Raytheon Technologies Corp. 63 68 58 62 60 56 64 66 61 53 77 69 71 75 72 81 80 76 72 80

Based on: 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-03-31).

1 Q3 2022 Calculation
Average payables payment period = 365 ÷ Payables turnover
= 365 ÷ 6.32 = 58

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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. 3M Co. number of days of payables outstanding increased from Q1 2022 to Q2 2022 but then decreased significantly from Q2 2022 to Q3 2022.

Cash Conversion Cycle

3M Co., cash conversion cycle calculation (quarterly data)

No. days

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Sep 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2022 Mar 31, 2022 Dec 31, 2021 Sep 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021 Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017
Selected Financial Data
Average inventory processing period 106 106 101 97 98 99 96 93 88 93 91 88 87 93 99 96 97 93 96 92
Average receivable collection period 50 51 50 48 51 52 53 53 53 52 54 54 57 61 58 56 59 60 59 57
Average payables payment period 58 61 60 58 57 60 57 56 49 44 48 47 45 46 50 50 44 41 42 44
Short-term Activity Ratio
Cash conversion cycle1 98 96 91 87 92 91 92 90 92 101 97 95 99 108 107 102 112 112 113 105
Benchmarks
Cash Conversion Cycle, Competitors2
Boeing Co. 427 453 453 444 429 426 437 405 447 406 355 325 297 257 241 236 232 235 241 195
Caterpillar Inc. 134 135 133 124 132 132 139 134 137 131 123 115 117 109 112 106 109 107 108 106
General Electric Co. 89 87 84 77 81 79 82 79 88 83 73 61 65 86 77 72 85 87 94 106
Honeywell International Inc. 68 72 64 51 58 53 55 55 67 61 59 55 61 56 53 50 49 49 53 54
Lockheed Martin Corp. 17 27 17 25 20 24 21 28 26 30 19 31 19 24 20 22 18 20 21 86
Raytheon Technologies Corp. 61 61 62 58 60 62 64 65 75 76 72 65 68 67 72 71 60 65 70 79

Based on: 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2022-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2021-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2020-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2019-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2018-03-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-09-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-06-30), 10-Q (reporting date: 2017-03-31).

1 Q3 2022 Calculation
Cash conversion cycle = Average inventory processing period + Average receivable collection period – Average payables payment period
= 106 + 5058 = 98

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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. 3M Co. cash conversion cycle deteriorated from Q1 2022 to Q2 2022 and from Q2 2022 to Q3 2022.