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General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM)

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

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Short-term Activity Ratios (Summary)

General Motors Co., short-term (operating) activity ratios (quarterly data)

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Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016
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-K (filing date: 2021-02-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21).

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Inventory turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by inventory. General Motors Co.’s inventory turnover ratio deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 exceeding Q2 2020 level.
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. General Motors Co.’s receivables turnover ratio deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 exceeding Q2 2020 level.
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. General Motors Co.’s payables turnover ratio decreased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then slightly increased from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. General Motors Co.’s working capital turnover ratio improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

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. General Motors Co.’s number of days of inventory outstanding deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 exceeding Q2 2020 level.
Average receivable collection period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by receivables turnover. General Motors Co.’s number of days of receivables outstanding deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 exceeding Q2 2020 level.
Operating cycle Equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period. General Motors Co.’s operating cycle deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 exceeding Q2 2020 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. General Motors Co.’s number of days of payables outstanding increased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then slightly decreased from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.
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 Motors Co.’s cash conversion cycle improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Inventory Turnover

General Motors Co., inventory turnover calculation (quarterly data)

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Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Automotive and other cost of sales
Inventories
Short-term Activity Ratio
Inventory turnover1
Benchmarks
Inventory Turnover, Competitors2
Tesla Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21).

1 Q4 2020 Calculation
Inventory turnover = (Automotive and other cost of salesQ4 2020 + Automotive and other cost of salesQ3 2020 + Automotive and other cost of salesQ2 2020 + Automotive and other cost of salesQ1 2020) ÷ Inventories
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

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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. General Motors Co.’s inventory turnover ratio deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 exceeding Q2 2020 level.

Receivables Turnover

General Motors Co., receivables turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Automotive net sales and revenue
Accounts and notes receivable, net
Short-term Activity Ratio
Receivables turnover1
Benchmarks
Receivables Turnover, Competitors2
Tesla Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21).

1 Q4 2020 Calculation
Receivables turnover = (Automotive net sales and revenueQ4 2020 + Automotive net sales and revenueQ3 2020 + Automotive net sales and revenueQ2 2020 + Automotive net sales and revenueQ1 2020) ÷ Accounts and notes receivable, net
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

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Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. General Motors Co.’s receivables turnover ratio deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 exceeding Q2 2020 level.

Payables Turnover

General Motors Co., payables turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Automotive and other cost of sales
Accounts payable, principally trade
Short-term Activity Ratio
Payables turnover1
Benchmarks
Payables Turnover, Competitors2
Tesla Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21).

1 Q4 2020 Calculation
Payables turnover = (Automotive and other cost of salesQ4 2020 + Automotive and other cost of salesQ3 2020 + Automotive and other cost of salesQ2 2020 + Automotive and other cost of salesQ1 2020) ÷ Accounts payable, principally trade
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

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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. General Motors Co.’s payables turnover ratio decreased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then slightly increased from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Working Capital Turnover

General Motors Co., working capital turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Current assets
Less: Current liabilities
Working capital
 
Automotive net sales and revenue
Short-term Activity Ratio
Working capital turnover1
Benchmarks
Working Capital Turnover, Competitors2
Tesla Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21).

1 Q4 2020 Calculation
Working capital turnover = (Automotive net sales and revenueQ4 2020 + Automotive net sales and revenueQ3 2020 + Automotive net sales and revenueQ2 2020 + Automotive net sales and revenueQ1 2020) ÷ Working capital
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

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Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. General Motors Co.’s working capital turnover ratio improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Average Inventory Processing Period

General Motors Co., average inventory processing period calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data
Inventory turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average inventory processing period1
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Inventory Processing Period, Competitors2
Tesla Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21).

1 Q4 2020 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. General Motors Co.’s number of days of inventory outstanding deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 exceeding Q2 2020 level.

Average Receivable Collection Period

General Motors Co., average receivable collection period calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data
Receivables turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average receivable collection period1
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Receivable Collection Period, Competitors2
Tesla Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21).

1 Q4 2020 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. General Motors Co.’s number of days of receivables outstanding deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 exceeding Q2 2020 level.

Operating Cycle

General Motors Co., operating cycle calculation (quarterly data)

No. days

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Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data
Average inventory processing period
Average receivable collection period
Short-term Activity Ratio
Operating cycle1
Benchmarks
Operating Cycle, Competitors2
Tesla Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21).

1 Q4 2020 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. General Motors Co.’s operating cycle deteriorated from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 exceeding Q2 2020 level.

Average Payables Payment Period

General Motors Co., average payables payment period calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data
Payables turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average payables payment period1
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Payables Payment Period, Competitors2
Tesla Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21).

1 Q4 2020 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. General Motors Co.’s number of days of payables outstanding increased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then slightly decreased from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Cash Conversion Cycle

General Motors Co., cash conversion cycle calculation (quarterly data)

No. days

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016
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
Tesla Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21).

1 Q4 2020 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. General Motors Co.’s cash conversion cycle improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.