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Boston Scientific Corp. (BSX)


Analysis of Liquidity Ratios

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Liquidity Ratios (Summary)

Boston Scientific Corp., liquidity ratios

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Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Current ratio 0.76 0.68 0.90 1.43 1.27
Quick ratio 0.33 0.31 0.47 0.66 0.62
Cash ratio 0.03 0.03 0.05 0.13 0.21

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-25).

Liquidity ratio Description The company
Current ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as current assets divided by current liabilities. Boston Scientific Corp.’s current ratio deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then slightly improved from 2017 to 2018.
Quick ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments plus receivables) divided by current liabilities. Boston Scientific Corp.’s quick ratio deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then slightly improved from 2017 to 2018.
Cash ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments) divided by current liabilities. Boston Scientific Corp.’s cash ratio deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.

Current Ratio

Boston Scientific Corp., current ratio calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Current assets 4,003  3,822  3,239  3,471  3,606 
Current liabilities 5,260  5,654  3,587  2,430  2,846 
Liquidity Ratio
Current ratio1 0.76 0.68 0.90 1.43 1.27
Benchmarks
Current Ratio, Competitors2
Becton, Dickinson & Co. 1.03 5.58 1.45 1.38 2.74
Intuitive Surgical Inc. 5.28 3.99 5.45 4.46 3.69
Medtronic PLC 2.28 1.75 3.29 3.36 3.82
Stryker Corp. 2.02 2.29 2.50 2.27 2.17
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. 1.73 1.34 1.44 1.38 1.22
UnitedHealth Group Inc. 0.73 0.73 0.69 0.74 0.77
Current Ratio, Sector
Health Care Equipment & Services 1.12 1.23 1.17 1.31 1.41
Current Ratio, Industry
Health Care 1.50 1.59 1.79 1.70 1.94

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-25).

1 2018 Calculation
Current ratio = Current assets ÷ Current liabilities
= 4,003 ÷ 5,260 = 0.76

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Liquidity ratio Description The company
Current ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as current assets divided by current liabilities. Boston Scientific Corp.’s current ratio deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then slightly improved from 2017 to 2018.

Quick Ratio

Boston Scientific Corp., quick ratio calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Cash and cash equivalents 146  188  196  319  587 
Trade accounts receivable, net 1,608  1,548  1,472  1,275  1,183 
Total quick assets 1,754  1,736  1,668  1,594  1,770 
 
Current liabilities 5,260  5,654  3,587  2,430  2,846 
Liquidity Ratio
Quick ratio1 0.33 0.31 0.47 0.66 0.62
Benchmarks
Quick Ratio, Competitors2
Becton, Dickinson & Co. 0.50 4.77 0.72 0.70 1.76
Intuitive Surgical Inc. 4.56 3.51 5.00 3.97 3.09
Medtronic PLC 1.71 1.36 2.54 2.68 3.25
Stryker Corp. 1.25 1.43 1.70 1.64 1.47
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. 1.01 0.74 0.79 0.72 0.71
UnitedHealth Group Inc. 0.61 0.62 0.59 0.61 0.62
Quick Ratio, Sector
Health Care Equipment & Services 0.81 0.95 0.88 0.99 1.06
Quick Ratio, Industry
Health Care 1.10 1.23 1.40 1.29 1.44

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-25).

1 2018 Calculation
Quick ratio = Total quick assets ÷ Current liabilities
= 1,754 ÷ 5,260 = 0.33

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Liquidity ratio Description The company
Quick ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments plus receivables) divided by current liabilities. Boston Scientific Corp.’s quick ratio deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then slightly improved from 2017 to 2018.

Cash Ratio

Boston Scientific Corp., cash ratio calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Cash and cash equivalents 146  188  196  319  587 
Total cash assets 146  188  196  319  587 
 
Current liabilities 5,260  5,654  3,587  2,430  2,846 
Liquidity Ratio
Cash ratio1 0.03 0.03 0.05 0.13 0.21
Benchmarks
Cash Ratio, Competitors2
Becton, Dickinson & Co. 0.17 4.25 0.36 0.33 1.23
Intuitive Surgical Inc. 3.73 2.78 4.28 3.17 2.46
Medtronic PLC 1.11 0.96 1.76 2.12 2.56
Stryker Corp. 0.77 0.80 1.07 1.16 1.12
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. 0.34 0.19 0.16 0.11 0.25
UnitedHealth Group Inc. 0.27 0.31 0.27 0.30 0.30
Cash Ratio, Sector
Health Care Equipment & Services 0.41 0.58 0.47 0.60 0.67
Cash Ratio, Industry
Health Care 0.71 0.84 0.99 0.90 1.03

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-25).

1 2018 Calculation
Cash ratio = Total cash assets ÷ Current liabilities
= 146 ÷ 5,260 = 0.03

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Liquidity ratio Description The company
Cash ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments) divided by current liabilities. Boston Scientific Corp.’s cash ratio deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.