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Becton, Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX)

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Financial Reporting Quality: Aggregate Accruals

Advanced level

Earnings can be decomposed into cash and accrual components. The accrual component (aggregate accruals) has been found to have less persistence than the cash component, and therefore (1) earnings with higher accrual component are less persistent than earnings with smaller accrual component, all else equal; and (2) the cash component of earnings should receive a higher weighting evaluating company performance.


Balance-Sheet-Based Accruals Ratio

Becton, Dickinson & Co., balance sheet computation of aggregate accruals

US$ in millions

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Operating Assets
Total assets
Less: Cash and equivalents
Less: Restricted cash
Less: Short-term investments
Operating assets
Operating Liabilities
Total liabilities
Less: Short-term debt
Less: Long-term debt, excluding current portion
Operating liabilities
 
Net operating assets1
Balance-sheet-based aggregate accruals2
Financial Ratio
Balance-sheet-based accruals ratio3
Benchmarks
Balance-Sheet-Based Accruals Ratio, Competitors4
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Balance-Sheet-Based Accruals Ratio, Sector
Health Care Equipment & Services
Balance-Sheet-Based Accruals Ratio, Industry
Health Care

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-11-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-11-23), 10-K (filing date: 2015-11-25), 10-K (filing date: 2014-11-26).

1 2019 Calculation
Net operating assets = Operating assets – Operating liabilities
= =

2 2019 Calculation
Balance-sheet-based aggregate accruals = Net operating assets2019 – Net operating assets2018
= =

3 2019 Calculation
Balance-sheet-based accruals ratio = 100 × Balance-sheet-based aggregate accruals ÷ Avg. net operating assets
= 100 × ÷ [( + ) ÷ 2] =

4 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Financial ratio Description The company
Balance-sheet-based accruals ratio Ratio is found by dividing balance-sheet-based aggregate accruals by average net operating assets. Using the balance-sheet-based accruals ratio, Becton, Dickinson & Co. improved earnings quality from 2018 to 2019.

Cash-Flow-Statement-Based Accruals Ratio

Becton, Dickinson & Co., cash flow statement computation of aggregate accruals

US$ in millions

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Sep 30, 2019 Sep 30, 2018 Sep 30, 2017 Sep 30, 2016 Sep 30, 2015 Sep 30, 2014
Net income
Less: Net cash provided by operating activities
Less: Net cash used for investing activities
Cash-flow-statement-based aggregate accruals
Financial Ratio
Cash-flow-statement-based accruals ratio1
Benchmarks
Cash-Flow-Statement-Based Accruals Ratio, Competitors2
Boston Scientific Corp.
Danaher Corp.
Edwards Lifesciences Corp.
Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Medtronic PLC
Stryker Corp.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
UnitedHealth Group Inc.
Cash-Flow-Statement-Based Accruals Ratio, Sector
Health Care Equipment & Services
Cash-Flow-Statement-Based Accruals Ratio, Industry
Health Care

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-11-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-11-23), 10-K (filing date: 2015-11-25), 10-K (filing date: 2014-11-26).

1 2019 Calculation
Cash-flow-statement-based accruals ratio = 100 × Cash-flow-statement-based aggregate accruals ÷ Avg. net operating assets
= 100 × ÷ [( + ) ÷ 2] =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Financial ratio Description The company
Cash-flow-statement-based accruals ratio Ratio is found by dividing cash-flow-statement-based aggregate accruals by average net operating assets. Using the cash-flow-statement-based accruals ratio, Becton, Dickinson & Co. improved earnings quality from 2018 to 2019.