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Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)


Short-term (Operating) Activity Analysis

Difficulty: Beginner


Ratios (Summary)

Caterpillar Inc., short-term (operating) activity ratios

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Turnover Ratios
Inventory turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Receivables turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Payables turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Working capital turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average No. of Days
Average inventory processing period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Add: Average receivable collection period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Operating cycle hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Less: Average payables payment period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Cash conversion cycle hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-17).

Ratio Description The company
Inventory turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by inventory. Caterpillar Inc.’s inventory turnover deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 not reaching 2016 level.
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Caterpillar Inc.’s receivables turnover deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 not reaching 2016 level.
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Caterpillar Inc.’s payables turnover declined from 2016 to 2017 but then slightly increased from 2017 to 2018.
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. Caterpillar Inc.’s working capital turnover deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then slightly improved from 2017 to 2018.

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. Caterpillar Inc.’s average inventory processing period deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 not reaching 2016 level.
Average receivable collection period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by receivables turnover. Caterpillar Inc.’s average receivable collection period deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 not reaching 2016 level.
Operating cycle Equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period. Caterpillar Inc.’s operating cycle deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 not reaching 2016 level.
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. Caterpillar Inc.’s average payables payment period increased from 2016 to 2017 but then slightly declined from 2017 to 2018.
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.

Inventory Turnover

Caterpillar Inc., inventory turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Cost of goods sold hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Inventories hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Inventory turnover1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Inventory Turnover, Competitors2
Illinois Tool Works Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Inventory Turnover, Sector
Industrial Engineering hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Inventory Turnover, Industry
Industrials hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-17).

1 2018 Calculation
Inventory turnover = Cost of goods sold ÷ Inventories
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2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Ratio Description The company
Inventory turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by inventory. Caterpillar Inc.’s inventory turnover deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 not reaching 2016 level.

Receivables Turnover

Caterpillar Inc., receivables turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Sales of Machinery, Energy & Transportation hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Receivables, trade and other hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Receivables turnover1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Receivables Turnover, Competitors2
Illinois Tool Works Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Receivables Turnover, Sector
Industrial Engineering hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Receivables Turnover, Industry
Industrials hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-17).

1 2018 Calculation
Receivables turnover = Sales of Machinery, Energy & Transportation ÷ Receivables, trade and other
= hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Caterpillar Inc.’s receivables turnover deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 not reaching 2016 level.

Payables Turnover

Caterpillar Inc., payables turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Cost of goods sold hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Accounts payable hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Payables turnover1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Payables Turnover, Competitors2
Illinois Tool Works Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Payables Turnover, Sector
Industrial Engineering hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Payables Turnover, Industry
Industrials hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-17).

1 2018 Calculation
Payables turnover = Cost of goods sold ÷ Accounts payable
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2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Ratio Description The company
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Caterpillar Inc.’s payables turnover declined from 2016 to 2017 but then slightly increased from 2017 to 2018.

Working Capital Turnover

Caterpillar Inc., working capital turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Current assets hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Less: Current liabilities hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Working capital hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Sales of Machinery, Energy & Transportation hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Working capital turnover1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Working Capital Turnover, Competitors2
Illinois Tool Works Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Working Capital Turnover, Sector
Industrial Engineering hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Working Capital Turnover, Industry
Industrials hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-17).

1 2018 Calculation
Working capital turnover = Sales of Machinery, Energy & Transportation ÷ Working capital
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2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Ratio Description The company
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. Caterpillar Inc.’s working capital turnover deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then slightly improved from 2017 to 2018.

Average Inventory Processing Period

Caterpillar Inc., average inventory processing period calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data
Inventory turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio (no. of days)
Average inventory processing period1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks (no. of days)
Average Inventory Processing Period, Competitors2
Illinois Tool Works Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average Inventory Processing Period, Sector
Industrial Engineering hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average Inventory Processing Period, Industry
Industrials hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-17).

1 2018 Calculation
Average inventory processing period = 365 ÷ Inventory turnover
= 365 ÷ hidden = hidden

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

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. Caterpillar Inc.’s average inventory processing period deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 not reaching 2016 level.

Average Receivable Collection Period

Caterpillar Inc., average receivable collection period calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data
Receivables turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio (no. of days)
Average receivable collection period1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks (no. of days)
Average Receivable Collection Period, Competitors2
Illinois Tool Works Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average Receivable Collection Period, Sector
Industrial Engineering hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average Receivable Collection Period, Industry
Industrials hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-17).

1 2018 Calculation
Average receivable collection period = 365 ÷ Receivables turnover
= 365 ÷ hidden = hidden

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Ratio Description The company
Average receivable collection period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by receivables turnover. Caterpillar Inc.’s average receivable collection period deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 not reaching 2016 level.

Operating Cycle

Caterpillar Inc., operating cycle calculation, comparison to benchmarks

No. of days

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data
Average inventory processing period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average receivable collection period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Operating cycle1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Operating Cycle, Competitors2
Illinois Tool Works Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Operating Cycle, Sector
Industrial Engineering hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Operating Cycle, Industry
Industrials hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-17).

1 2018 Calculation
Operating cycle = Average inventory processing period + Average receivable collection period
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2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Ratio Description The company
Operating cycle Equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period. Caterpillar Inc.’s operating cycle deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 not reaching 2016 level.

Average Payables Payment Period

Caterpillar Inc., average payables payment period calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data
Payables turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio (no. of days)
Average payables payment period1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks (no. of days)
Average Payables Payment Period, Competitors2
Illinois Tool Works Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average Payables Payment Period, Sector
Industrial Engineering hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average Payables Payment Period, Industry
Industrials hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-17).

1 2018 Calculation
Average payables payment period = 365 ÷ Payables turnover
= 365 ÷ hidden = hidden

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

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. Caterpillar Inc.’s average payables payment period increased from 2016 to 2017 but then slightly declined from 2017 to 2018.

Cash Conversion Cycle

Caterpillar Inc., cash conversion cycle calculation, comparison to benchmarks

No. of days

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data
Average inventory processing period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average receivable collection period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average payables payment period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Cash conversion cycle1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Cash Conversion Cycle, Competitors2
Illinois Tool Works Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Cash Conversion Cycle, Sector
Industrial Engineering hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Cash Conversion Cycle, Industry
Industrials hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-15), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-17).

1 2018 Calculation
Cash conversion cycle = Average inventory processing period + Average receivable collection period – Average payables payment period
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2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

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.