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FedEx Corp. (NYSE:FDX)

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Analysis of Short-term (Operating) Activity Ratios
Quarterly Data

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Short-term Activity Ratios (Summary)

FedEx Corp., short-term (operating) activity ratios (quarterly data)

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Aug 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 Feb 29, 2020 Nov 30, 2019 Aug 31, 2019 May 31, 2019 Feb 28, 2019 Nov 30, 2018 Aug 31, 2018 May 31, 2018 Feb 28, 2018 Nov 30, 2017 Aug 31, 2017 May 31, 2017 Feb 28, 2017 Nov 30, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Feb 29, 2016 Nov 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2015 May 31, 2015 Feb 28, 2015 Nov 30, 2014 Aug 31, 2014
Turnover Ratios
Inventory turnover
Receivables turnover
Payables turnover
Working capital turnover
Average No. Days
Average inventory processing period
Add: Average receivable collection period
Operating cycle
Less: Average payables payment period
Cash conversion cycle

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-09-15), 10-K (filing date: 2020-07-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-03-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2019-07-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2018-07-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-03-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-09-20), 10-K (filing date: 2017-07-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-12-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-09-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-07-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-03-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2015-07-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-09-18).

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Inventory turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by inventory. FedEx Corp.’s inventory turnover ratio deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. FedEx Corp.’s receivables turnover ratio deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. FedEx Corp.’s payables turnover ratio decreased from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then slightly increased from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. FedEx Corp.’s working capital turnover ratio deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

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. FedEx Corp.’s number of days of receivables outstanding deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.
Operating cycle Equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period. FedEx Corp.’s operating cycle deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.
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.
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. FedEx Corp.’s cash conversion cycle deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

Inventory Turnover

FedEx Corp., inventory turnover calculation (quarterly data)

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Aug 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 Feb 29, 2020 Nov 30, 2019 Aug 31, 2019 May 31, 2019 Feb 28, 2019 Nov 30, 2018 Aug 31, 2018 May 31, 2018 Feb 28, 2018 Nov 30, 2017 Aug 31, 2017 May 31, 2017 Feb 28, 2017 Nov 30, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Feb 29, 2016 Nov 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2015 May 31, 2015 Feb 28, 2015 Nov 30, 2014 Aug 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Cost of revenue
Spare parts, supplies and fuel, less allowances
Short-term Activity Ratio
Inventory turnover1
Benchmarks
Inventory Turnover, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.
Union Pacific Corp.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-09-15), 10-K (filing date: 2020-07-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-03-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2019-07-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2018-07-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-03-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-09-20), 10-K (filing date: 2017-07-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-12-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-09-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-07-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-03-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2015-07-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-09-18).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
Inventory turnover = (Cost of revenueQ1 2021 + Cost of revenueQ4 2020 + Cost of revenueQ3 2020 + Cost of revenueQ2 2020) ÷ Spare parts, supplies and fuel, less allowances
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

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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. FedEx Corp.’s inventory turnover ratio deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

Receivables Turnover

FedEx Corp., receivables turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 Feb 29, 2020 Nov 30, 2019 Aug 31, 2019 May 31, 2019 Feb 28, 2019 Nov 30, 2018 Aug 31, 2018 May 31, 2018 Feb 28, 2018 Nov 30, 2017 Aug 31, 2017 May 31, 2017 Feb 28, 2017 Nov 30, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Feb 29, 2016 Nov 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2015 May 31, 2015 Feb 28, 2015 Nov 30, 2014 Aug 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Revenue
Receivables, less allowances
Short-term Activity Ratio
Receivables turnover1
Benchmarks
Receivables Turnover, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.
Union Pacific Corp.
United Parcel Service Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-09-15), 10-K (filing date: 2020-07-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-03-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2019-07-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2018-07-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-03-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-09-20), 10-K (filing date: 2017-07-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-12-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-09-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-07-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-03-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2015-07-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-09-18).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
Receivables turnover = (RevenueQ1 2021 + RevenueQ4 2020 + RevenueQ3 2020 + RevenueQ2 2020) ÷ Receivables, less allowances
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

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Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. FedEx Corp.’s receivables turnover ratio deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

Payables Turnover

FedEx Corp., payables turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 Feb 29, 2020 Nov 30, 2019 Aug 31, 2019 May 31, 2019 Feb 28, 2019 Nov 30, 2018 Aug 31, 2018 May 31, 2018 Feb 28, 2018 Nov 30, 2017 Aug 31, 2017 May 31, 2017 Feb 28, 2017 Nov 30, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Feb 29, 2016 Nov 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2015 May 31, 2015 Feb 28, 2015 Nov 30, 2014 Aug 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Cost of revenue
Accounts payable
Short-term Activity Ratio
Payables turnover1
Benchmarks
Payables Turnover, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.
United Parcel Service Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-09-15), 10-K (filing date: 2020-07-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-03-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2019-07-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2018-07-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-03-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-09-20), 10-K (filing date: 2017-07-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-12-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-09-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-07-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-03-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2015-07-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-09-18).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
Payables turnover = (Cost of revenueQ1 2021 + Cost of revenueQ4 2020 + Cost of revenueQ3 2020 + Cost of revenueQ2 2020) ÷ Accounts payable
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

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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. FedEx Corp.’s payables turnover ratio decreased from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then slightly increased from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

Working Capital Turnover

FedEx Corp., working capital turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 Feb 29, 2020 Nov 30, 2019 Aug 31, 2019 May 31, 2019 Feb 28, 2019 Nov 30, 2018 Aug 31, 2018 May 31, 2018 Feb 28, 2018 Nov 30, 2017 Aug 31, 2017 May 31, 2017 Feb 28, 2017 Nov 30, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Feb 29, 2016 Nov 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2015 May 31, 2015 Feb 28, 2015 Nov 30, 2014 Aug 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Current assets
Less: Current liabilities
Working capital
 
Revenue
Short-term Activity Ratio
Working capital turnover1
Benchmarks
Working Capital Turnover, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.
Union Pacific Corp.
United Parcel Service Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-09-15), 10-K (filing date: 2020-07-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-03-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2019-07-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2018-07-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-03-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-09-20), 10-K (filing date: 2017-07-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-12-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-09-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-07-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-03-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2015-07-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-09-18).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
Working capital turnover = (RevenueQ1 2021 + RevenueQ4 2020 + RevenueQ3 2020 + RevenueQ2 2020) ÷ Working capital
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. FedEx Corp.’s working capital turnover ratio deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

Average Inventory Processing Period

FedEx Corp., average inventory processing period calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 Feb 29, 2020 Nov 30, 2019 Aug 31, 2019 May 31, 2019 Feb 28, 2019 Nov 30, 2018 Aug 31, 2018 May 31, 2018 Feb 28, 2018 Nov 30, 2017 Aug 31, 2017 May 31, 2017 Feb 28, 2017 Nov 30, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Feb 29, 2016 Nov 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2015 May 31, 2015 Feb 28, 2015 Nov 30, 2014 Aug 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data
Inventory turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average inventory processing period1
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Inventory Processing Period, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.
Union Pacific Corp.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-09-15), 10-K (filing date: 2020-07-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-03-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2019-07-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2018-07-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-03-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-09-20), 10-K (filing date: 2017-07-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-12-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-09-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-07-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-03-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2015-07-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-09-18).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
Average inventory processing period = 365 ÷ Inventory turnover
= 365 ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

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

FedEx Corp., average receivable collection period calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 Feb 29, 2020 Nov 30, 2019 Aug 31, 2019 May 31, 2019 Feb 28, 2019 Nov 30, 2018 Aug 31, 2018 May 31, 2018 Feb 28, 2018 Nov 30, 2017 Aug 31, 2017 May 31, 2017 Feb 28, 2017 Nov 30, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Feb 29, 2016 Nov 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2015 May 31, 2015 Feb 28, 2015 Nov 30, 2014 Aug 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data
Receivables turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average receivable collection period1
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Receivable Collection Period, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.
Union Pacific Corp.
United Parcel Service Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-09-15), 10-K (filing date: 2020-07-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-03-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2019-07-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2018-07-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-03-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-09-20), 10-K (filing date: 2017-07-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-12-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-09-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-07-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-03-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2015-07-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-09-18).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
Average receivable collection period = 365 ÷ Receivables turnover
= 365 ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

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. FedEx Corp.’s number of days of receivables outstanding deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

Operating Cycle

FedEx Corp., operating cycle calculation (quarterly data)

No. days

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 Feb 29, 2020 Nov 30, 2019 Aug 31, 2019 May 31, 2019 Feb 28, 2019 Nov 30, 2018 Aug 31, 2018 May 31, 2018 Feb 28, 2018 Nov 30, 2017 Aug 31, 2017 May 31, 2017 Feb 28, 2017 Nov 30, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Feb 29, 2016 Nov 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2015 May 31, 2015 Feb 28, 2015 Nov 30, 2014 Aug 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data
Average inventory processing period
Average receivable collection period
Short-term Activity Ratio
Operating cycle1
Benchmarks
Operating Cycle, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.
Union Pacific Corp.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-09-15), 10-K (filing date: 2020-07-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-03-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2019-07-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2018-07-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-03-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-09-20), 10-K (filing date: 2017-07-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-12-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-09-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-07-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-03-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2015-07-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-09-18).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
Operating cycle = Average inventory processing period + Average receivable collection period
= + =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Operating cycle Equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period. FedEx Corp.’s operating cycle deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

Average Payables Payment Period

FedEx Corp., average payables payment period calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 Feb 29, 2020 Nov 30, 2019 Aug 31, 2019 May 31, 2019 Feb 28, 2019 Nov 30, 2018 Aug 31, 2018 May 31, 2018 Feb 28, 2018 Nov 30, 2017 Aug 31, 2017 May 31, 2017 Feb 28, 2017 Nov 30, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Feb 29, 2016 Nov 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2015 May 31, 2015 Feb 28, 2015 Nov 30, 2014 Aug 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data
Payables turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average payables payment period1
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Payables Payment Period, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.
United Parcel Service Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-09-15), 10-K (filing date: 2020-07-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-03-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2019-07-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2018-07-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-03-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-09-20), 10-K (filing date: 2017-07-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-12-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-09-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-07-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-03-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2015-07-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-09-18).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
Average payables payment period = 365 ÷ Payables turnover
= 365 ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

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.

Cash Conversion Cycle

FedEx Corp., cash conversion cycle calculation (quarterly data)

No. days

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 Feb 29, 2020 Nov 30, 2019 Aug 31, 2019 May 31, 2019 Feb 28, 2019 Nov 30, 2018 Aug 31, 2018 May 31, 2018 Feb 28, 2018 Nov 30, 2017 Aug 31, 2017 May 31, 2017 Feb 28, 2017 Nov 30, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Feb 29, 2016 Nov 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2015 May 31, 2015 Feb 28, 2015 Nov 30, 2014 Aug 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data
Average inventory processing period
Average receivable collection period
Average payables payment period
Short-term Activity Ratio
Cash conversion cycle1
Benchmarks
Cash Conversion Cycle, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-09-15), 10-K (filing date: 2020-07-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-03-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2019-07-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2018-07-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-03-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-09-20), 10-K (filing date: 2017-07-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-12-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-09-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-07-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-03-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-09-17), 10-K (filing date: 2015-07-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-09-18).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
Cash conversion cycle = Average inventory processing period + Average receivable collection period – Average payables payment period
= + =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

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. FedEx Corp.’s cash conversion cycle deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.