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Short-term (Operating) Activity Analysis

Difficulty: Beginner


Ratios (Summary)

General Mills Inc., short-term (operating) activity ratios

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May 27, 2018 May 28, 2017 May 29, 2016 May 31, 2015 May 25, 2014 May 26, 2013
Turnover Ratios
Inventory turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Receivables turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Payables turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Working capital turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average No. of Days
Average inventory processing period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Add: Average receivable collection period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Operating cycle hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Less: Average payables payment period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Cash conversion cycle hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Source: Based on data from General Mills Inc. Annual Reports

Ratio Description The company
Inventory turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by inventory. General Mills Inc.'s inventory turnover deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. General Mills Inc.'s receivables turnover deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. General Mills Inc.'s payables turnover declined from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital.
Average inventory processing period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by inventory turnover over the period. General Mills Inc.'s average inventory processing period deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.
Average receivable collection period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by receivables turnover. General Mills Inc.'s average receivable collection period deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.
Operating cycle Equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period. General Mills Inc.'s operating cycle deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.
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. General Mills Inc.'s average payables payment period increased from 2016 to 2017 and 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. General Mills Inc.'s cash conversion cycle deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 exceeding 2016 level.

Inventory Turnover

General Mills Inc., inventory turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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May 27, 2018 May 28, 2017 May 29, 2016 May 31, 2015 May 25, 2014 May 26, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in thousands)
Cost of sales hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Inventories hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Inventory turnover1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Inventory Turnover, Competitors
Kraft Heinz Co. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Mondelēz International Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Inventory Turnover, Sector
Food Producers hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Inventory Turnover, Industry
Consumer Goods hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Source: Based on data from General Mills Inc. Annual Reports

2018 Calculations

1 Inventory turnover = Cost of sales ÷ Inventories
= hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
Inventory turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by inventory. General Mills Inc.'s inventory turnover deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.

Receivables Turnover

General Mills Inc., receivables turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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May 27, 2018 May 28, 2017 May 29, 2016 May 31, 2015 May 25, 2014 May 26, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in thousands)
Net sales hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Receivables hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Receivables turnover1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Receivables Turnover, Competitors
Kraft Heinz Co. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Mondelēz International Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Receivables Turnover, Sector
Food Producers hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Receivables Turnover, Industry
Consumer Goods hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Source: Based on data from General Mills Inc. Annual Reports

2018 Calculations

1 Receivables turnover = Net sales ÷ Receivables
= hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. General Mills Inc.'s receivables turnover deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.

Payables Turnover

General Mills Inc., payables turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
May 27, 2018 May 28, 2017 May 29, 2016 May 31, 2015 May 25, 2014 May 26, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in thousands)
Cost of sales hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Accounts payable hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Payables turnover1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Payables Turnover, Competitors
Kraft Heinz Co. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Mondelēz International Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Payables Turnover, Sector
Food Producers hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Payables Turnover, Industry
Consumer Goods hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Source: Based on data from General Mills Inc. Annual Reports

2018 Calculations

1 Payables turnover = Cost of sales ÷ Accounts payable
= hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. General Mills Inc.'s payables turnover declined from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.

Working Capital Turnover

General Mills Inc., working capital turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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May 27, 2018 May 28, 2017 May 29, 2016 May 31, 2015 May 25, 2014 May 26, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in thousands)
Current assets hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Less: Current liabilities hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Working capital hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Net sales hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Working capital turnover1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Working Capital Turnover, Competitors
Kraft Heinz Co. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Mondelēz International Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Working Capital Turnover, Sector
Food Producers hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Working Capital Turnover, Industry
Consumer Goods hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Source: Based on data from General Mills Inc. Annual Reports

2018 Calculations

1 Working capital turnover = Net sales ÷ Working capital
= hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital.

Average Inventory Processing Period

General Mills Inc., average inventory processing period calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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May 27, 2018 May 28, 2017 May 29, 2016 May 31, 2015 May 25, 2014 May 26, 2013
Selected Financial Data
Inventory turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio (no. of days)
Average inventory processing period1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks (no. of days)
Average Inventory Processing Period, Competitors
Kraft Heinz Co. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Mondelēz International Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average Inventory Processing Period, Sector
Food Producers hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average Inventory Processing Period, Industry
Consumer Goods hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Source: Based on data from General Mills Inc. Annual Reports

2018 Calculations

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

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. General Mills Inc.'s average inventory processing period deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.

Average Receivable Collection Period

General Mills Inc., average receivable collection period calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
May 27, 2018 May 28, 2017 May 29, 2016 May 31, 2015 May 25, 2014 May 26, 2013
Selected Financial Data
Receivables turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio (no. of days)
Average receivable collection period1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks (no. of days)
Average Receivable Collection Period, Competitors
Kraft Heinz Co. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Mondelēz International Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average Receivable Collection Period, Sector
Food Producers hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average Receivable Collection Period, Industry
Consumer Goods hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Source: Based on data from General Mills Inc. Annual Reports

2018 Calculations

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

Ratio Description The company
Average receivable collection period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by receivables turnover. General Mills Inc.'s average receivable collection period deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.

Operating Cycle

General Mills Inc., operating cycle calculation, comparison to benchmarks

No. of days

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May 27, 2018 May 28, 2017 May 29, 2016 May 31, 2015 May 25, 2014 May 26, 2013
Selected Financial Data
Average inventory processing period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average receivable collection period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Operating cycle1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Operating Cycle, Competitors
Kraft Heinz Co. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Mondelēz International Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Operating Cycle, Sector
Food Producers hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Operating Cycle, Industry
Consumer Goods hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Source: Based on data from General Mills Inc. Annual Reports

2018 Calculations

1 Operating cycle = Average inventory processing period + Average receivable collection period
= hidden + hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
Operating cycle Equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period. General Mills Inc.'s operating cycle deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.

Average Payables Payment Period

General Mills Inc., average payables payment period calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
May 27, 2018 May 28, 2017 May 29, 2016 May 31, 2015 May 25, 2014 May 26, 2013
Selected Financial Data
Payables turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio (no. of days)
Average payables payment period1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks (no. of days)
Average Payables Payment Period, Competitors
Kraft Heinz Co. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Mondelēz International Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average Payables Payment Period, Sector
Food Producers hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average Payables Payment Period, Industry
Consumer Goods hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Source: Based on data from General Mills Inc. Annual Reports

2018 Calculations

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

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. General Mills Inc.'s average payables payment period increased from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.

Cash Conversion Cycle

General Mills Inc., cash conversion cycle calculation, comparison to benchmarks

No. of days

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
May 27, 2018 May 28, 2017 May 29, 2016 May 31, 2015 May 25, 2014 May 26, 2013
Selected Financial Data
Average inventory processing period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average receivable collection period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average payables payment period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Cash conversion cycle1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Cash Conversion Cycle, Competitors
Kraft Heinz Co. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Mondelēz International Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Cash Conversion Cycle, Sector
Food Producers hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Cash Conversion Cycle, Industry
Consumer Goods hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Source: Based on data from General Mills Inc. Annual Reports

2018 Calculations

1 Cash conversion cycle = Average inventory processing period + Average receivable collection period – Average payables payment period
= hidden + hiddenhidden = hidden

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. General Mills Inc.'s cash conversion cycle deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 exceeding 2016 level.