Stock Analysis on Net
Stock Analysis on Net
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Chevron Corp. (NYSE:CVX)

Analysis of Bad Debts

Advanced level

Allowance for doubtful accounts receivable (bad debts) is a contra account which reduce the balance of the company’s gross accounts receivable. The relationship between the allowance and the balance in receivables should be relatively constant unless there is a change in the economy overall or a change in customer base.


Allowance for Doubtful Accounts Receivable

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Allowance for doubtful accounts 746  869  490  373  313 
Accounts and notes receivable, gross 14,071  15,919  15,843  14,465  13,173 
Financial Ratio
Allowance as a percentage of accounts and notes receivable, gross1 5.30% 5.46% 3.09% 2.58% 2.38%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-22), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-22), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-25).

1 2019 Calculation
Allowance as a percentage of accounts and notes receivable, gross = 100 × Allowance for doubtful accounts ÷ Accounts and notes receivable, gross
= 100 × 746 ÷ 14,071 = 5.30%

Financial ratio Description The company
Allowance as a percentage of accounts and notes receivable, gross Allowance for doubtful accounts divided by the gross accounts receivable. Chevron Corp.’s allowance as a percentage of accounts and notes receivable, gross increased from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly decreased from 2018 to 2019.