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Analysis of Bad Debts

Difficulty: Advanced

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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Selected Financial Data (USD $ in thousands)
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Ratio
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Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2018-06-29), 10-K (filing date: 2017-06-29), 10-K (filing date: 2016-06-30), 10-K (filing date: 2015-07-06), 10-K (filing date: 2014-07-03), 10-K (filing date: 2013-07-03).

2018 Calculations

1 Allowance as a percentage of receivables, customers = 100 × Allowance for doubtful accounts ÷ Receivables, customers
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Ratio Description The company
Allowance as a percentage of receivables, customers Allowance for doubtful accounts divided by the gross accounts receivable. General Mills Inc.'s allowance as a percentage of receivables, customers declined from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.