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Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD)

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

Beginner level


Short-term Activity Ratios (Summary)

Home Depot Inc., short-term (operating) activity ratios (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
May 3, 2020 Feb 2, 2020 Nov 3, 2019 Aug 4, 2019 May 5, 2019 Feb 3, 2019 Oct 28, 2018 Jul 29, 2018 Apr 29, 2018 Jan 28, 2018 Oct 29, 2017 Jul 30, 2017 Apr 30, 2017 Jan 29, 2017 Oct 30, 2016 Jul 31, 2016 May 1, 2016 Jan 31, 2016 Nov 1, 2015 Aug 2, 2015 May 3, 2015 Feb 1, 2015 Nov 2, 2014 Aug 3, 2014 May 4, 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: 2020-05-27), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-22), 10-K (filing date: 2018-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-27), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-28).

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Inventory turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by inventory. Home Depot Inc.’s inventory turnover ratio improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then slightly deteriorated from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Home Depot Inc.’s receivables turnover ratio improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then deteriorated significantly from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Home Depot Inc.’s payables turnover ratio increased from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then decreased significantly from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. Home Depot Inc.’s working capital turnover ratio improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then deteriorated significantly 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. Home Depot Inc.’s number of days of inventory outstanding improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then slightly deteriorated from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.
Average receivable collection period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by receivables turnover.
Operating cycle Equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period. Home Depot Inc.’s operating cycle improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then slightly deteriorated 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. Home Depot Inc.’s number of days of payables outstanding decreased from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then increased from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 exceeding Q3 2020 level.
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. Home Depot Inc.’s cash conversion cycle deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then improved from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 exceeding Q3 2020 level.

Inventory Turnover

Home Depot Inc., inventory turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
May 3, 2020 Feb 2, 2020 Nov 3, 2019 Aug 4, 2019 May 5, 2019 Feb 3, 2019 Oct 28, 2018 Jul 29, 2018 Apr 29, 2018 Jan 28, 2018 Oct 29, 2017 Jul 30, 2017 Apr 30, 2017 Jan 29, 2017 Oct 30, 2016 Jul 31, 2016 May 1, 2016 Jan 31, 2016 Nov 1, 2015 Aug 2, 2015 May 3, 2015 Feb 1, 2015 Nov 2, 2014 Aug 3, 2014 May 4, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Cost of sales
Merchandise inventories
Short-term Activity Ratio
Inventory turnover1
Benchmarks
Inventory Turnover, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-27), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-22), 10-K (filing date: 2018-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-27), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-28).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
Inventory turnover = (Cost of salesQ1 2021 + Cost of salesQ4 2020 + Cost of salesQ3 2020 + Cost of salesQ2 2020) ÷ Merchandise inventories
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Inventory turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by inventory. Home Depot Inc.’s inventory turnover ratio improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then slightly deteriorated from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

Receivables Turnover

Home Depot Inc., receivables turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
May 3, 2020 Feb 2, 2020 Nov 3, 2019 Aug 4, 2019 May 5, 2019 Feb 3, 2019 Oct 28, 2018 Jul 29, 2018 Apr 29, 2018 Jan 28, 2018 Oct 29, 2017 Jul 30, 2017 Apr 30, 2017 Jan 29, 2017 Oct 30, 2016 Jul 31, 2016 May 1, 2016 Jan 31, 2016 Nov 1, 2015 Aug 2, 2015 May 3, 2015 Feb 1, 2015 Nov 2, 2014 Aug 3, 2014 May 4, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net sales
Receivables, net
Short-term Activity Ratio
Receivables turnover1
Benchmarks
Receivables Turnover, Competitors2
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-27), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-22), 10-K (filing date: 2018-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-27), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-28).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
Receivables turnover = (Net salesQ1 2021 + Net salesQ4 2020 + Net salesQ3 2020 + Net salesQ2 2020) ÷ Receivables, net
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Home Depot Inc.’s receivables turnover ratio improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then deteriorated significantly from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

Payables Turnover

Home Depot Inc., payables turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
May 3, 2020 Feb 2, 2020 Nov 3, 2019 Aug 4, 2019 May 5, 2019 Feb 3, 2019 Oct 28, 2018 Jul 29, 2018 Apr 29, 2018 Jan 28, 2018 Oct 29, 2017 Jul 30, 2017 Apr 30, 2017 Jan 29, 2017 Oct 30, 2016 Jul 31, 2016 May 1, 2016 Jan 31, 2016 Nov 1, 2015 Aug 2, 2015 May 3, 2015 Feb 1, 2015 Nov 2, 2014 Aug 3, 2014 May 4, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Cost of sales
Accounts payable
Short-term Activity Ratio
Payables turnover1
Benchmarks
Payables Turnover, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-27), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-22), 10-K (filing date: 2018-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-27), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-28).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
Payables turnover = (Cost of salesQ1 2021 + Cost of salesQ4 2020 + Cost of salesQ3 2020 + Cost of salesQ2 2020) ÷ Accounts payable
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Home Depot Inc.’s payables turnover ratio increased from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then decreased significantly from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

Working Capital Turnover

Home Depot Inc., working capital turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
May 3, 2020 Feb 2, 2020 Nov 3, 2019 Aug 4, 2019 May 5, 2019 Feb 3, 2019 Oct 28, 2018 Jul 29, 2018 Apr 29, 2018 Jan 28, 2018 Oct 29, 2017 Jul 30, 2017 Apr 30, 2017 Jan 29, 2017 Oct 30, 2016 Jul 31, 2016 May 1, 2016 Jan 31, 2016 Nov 1, 2015 Aug 2, 2015 May 3, 2015 Feb 1, 2015 Nov 2, 2014 Aug 3, 2014 May 4, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Current assets
Less: Current liabilities
Working capital
 
Net sales
Short-term Activity Ratio
Working capital turnover1
Benchmarks
Working Capital Turnover, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-27), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-22), 10-K (filing date: 2018-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-27), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-28).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
Working capital turnover = (Net salesQ1 2021 + Net salesQ4 2020 + Net salesQ3 2020 + Net salesQ2 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. Home Depot Inc.’s working capital turnover ratio improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then deteriorated significantly from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

Average Inventory Processing Period

Home Depot Inc., average inventory processing period calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
May 3, 2020 Feb 2, 2020 Nov 3, 2019 Aug 4, 2019 May 5, 2019 Feb 3, 2019 Oct 28, 2018 Jul 29, 2018 Apr 29, 2018 Jan 28, 2018 Oct 29, 2017 Jul 30, 2017 Apr 30, 2017 Jan 29, 2017 Oct 30, 2016 Jul 31, 2016 May 1, 2016 Jan 31, 2016 Nov 1, 2015 Aug 2, 2015 May 3, 2015 Feb 1, 2015 Nov 2, 2014 Aug 3, 2014 May 4, 2014
Selected Financial Data
Inventory turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average inventory processing period1
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Inventory Processing Period, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-27), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-22), 10-K (filing date: 2018-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-27), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-28).

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. Home Depot Inc.’s number of days of inventory outstanding improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then slightly deteriorated from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

Average Receivable Collection Period

Home Depot Inc., average receivable collection period calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
May 3, 2020 Feb 2, 2020 Nov 3, 2019 Aug 4, 2019 May 5, 2019 Feb 3, 2019 Oct 28, 2018 Jul 29, 2018 Apr 29, 2018 Jan 28, 2018 Oct 29, 2017 Jul 30, 2017 Apr 30, 2017 Jan 29, 2017 Oct 30, 2016 Jul 31, 2016 May 1, 2016 Jan 31, 2016 Nov 1, 2015 Aug 2, 2015 May 3, 2015 Feb 1, 2015 Nov 2, 2014 Aug 3, 2014 May 4, 2014
Selected Financial Data
Receivables turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average receivable collection period1
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Receivable Collection Period, Competitors2
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-27), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-22), 10-K (filing date: 2018-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-27), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-28).

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.

Operating Cycle

Home Depot Inc., operating cycle calculation (quarterly data)

No. days

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
May 3, 2020 Feb 2, 2020 Nov 3, 2019 Aug 4, 2019 May 5, 2019 Feb 3, 2019 Oct 28, 2018 Jul 29, 2018 Apr 29, 2018 Jan 28, 2018 Oct 29, 2017 Jul 30, 2017 Apr 30, 2017 Jan 29, 2017 Oct 30, 2016 Jul 31, 2016 May 1, 2016 Jan 31, 2016 Nov 1, 2015 Aug 2, 2015 May 3, 2015 Feb 1, 2015 Nov 2, 2014 Aug 3, 2014 May 4, 2014
Selected Financial Data
Average inventory processing period
Average receivable collection period
Short-term Activity Ratio
Operating cycle1
Benchmarks
Operating Cycle, Competitors2
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-27), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-22), 10-K (filing date: 2018-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-27), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-28).

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. Home Depot Inc.’s operating cycle improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then slightly deteriorated from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

Average Payables Payment Period

Home Depot Inc., average payables payment period calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
May 3, 2020 Feb 2, 2020 Nov 3, 2019 Aug 4, 2019 May 5, 2019 Feb 3, 2019 Oct 28, 2018 Jul 29, 2018 Apr 29, 2018 Jan 28, 2018 Oct 29, 2017 Jul 30, 2017 Apr 30, 2017 Jan 29, 2017 Oct 30, 2016 Jul 31, 2016 May 1, 2016 Jan 31, 2016 Nov 1, 2015 Aug 2, 2015 May 3, 2015 Feb 1, 2015 Nov 2, 2014 Aug 3, 2014 May 4, 2014
Selected Financial Data
Payables turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average payables payment period1
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Payables Payment Period, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.
Target Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-27), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-22), 10-K (filing date: 2018-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-27), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-28).

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. Home Depot Inc.’s number of days of payables outstanding decreased from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then increased from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 exceeding Q3 2020 level.

Cash Conversion Cycle

Home Depot Inc., cash conversion cycle calculation (quarterly data)

No. days

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
May 3, 2020 Feb 2, 2020 Nov 3, 2019 Aug 4, 2019 May 5, 2019 Feb 3, 2019 Oct 28, 2018 Jul 29, 2018 Apr 29, 2018 Jan 28, 2018 Oct 29, 2017 Jul 30, 2017 Apr 30, 2017 Jan 29, 2017 Oct 30, 2016 Jul 31, 2016 May 1, 2016 Jan 31, 2016 Nov 1, 2015 Aug 2, 2015 May 3, 2015 Feb 1, 2015 Nov 2, 2014 Aug 3, 2014 May 4, 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
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Dollar General Corp.
TJX Cos. Inc.
Walmart Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-27), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-22), 10-K (filing date: 2018-03-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-27), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-28).

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. Home Depot Inc.’s cash conversion cycle deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then improved from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021 exceeding Q3 2020 level.