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Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc

Lowe’s Cos. Inc. (LOW)


Analysis of Short-term (Operating) Activity Ratios

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Short-term Activity Ratios (Summary)

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., short-term (operating) activity ratios

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015 Jan 31, 2014
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. 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

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31), 10-K (filing date: 2014-03-31).

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Inventory turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by inventory. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s inventory turnover ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables.
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s payables turnover ratio increased from 2017 to 2018 but then declined significantly from 2018 to 2019.
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s working capital turnover ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

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.
Operating cycle Equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period.
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. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s number of days of payables outstanding declined from 2017 to 2018 but then increased from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 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.

Inventory Turnover

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., inventory turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015 Jan 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Cost of sales hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Merchandise inventory, net hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Short-term Activity Ratio
Inventory turnover1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Inventory Turnover, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Costco Wholesale Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Home Depot Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Target Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
TJX Cos. Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Walmart Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Inventory Turnover, Sector
General Retailers hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Inventory Turnover, Industry
Consumer Services hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31), 10-K (filing date: 2014-03-31).

1 2019 Calculation
Inventory turnover = Cost of sales ÷ Merchandise inventory, net
= hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

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. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s inventory turnover ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Receivables Turnover

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., receivables turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015 Jan 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net sales hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Accounts receivable hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Short-term Activity Ratio
Receivables turnover1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Receivables Turnover, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Costco Wholesale Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
eBay Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Home Depot Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Netflix Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Target Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
TJX Cos. Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Walmart Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Receivables Turnover, Sector
General Retailers hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Receivables Turnover, Industry
Consumer Services hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31), 10-K (filing date: 2014-03-31).

1 2019 Calculation
Receivables turnover = Net sales ÷ Accounts receivable
= hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

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.

Payables Turnover

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., payables turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015 Jan 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Cost of sales hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Accounts payable hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Short-term Activity Ratio
Payables turnover1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Payables Turnover, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Costco Wholesale Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
eBay Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Home Depot Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Netflix Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Target Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
TJX Cos. Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Walmart Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Payables Turnover, Sector
General Retailers hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Payables Turnover, Industry
Consumer Services hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31), 10-K (filing date: 2014-03-31).

1 2019 Calculation
Payables turnover = Cost of sales ÷ Accounts payable
= hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

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. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s payables turnover ratio increased from 2017 to 2018 but then declined significantly from 2018 to 2019.

Working Capital Turnover

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., working capital turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015 Jan 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
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
Short-term Activity Ratio
Working capital turnover1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Working Capital Turnover, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Costco Wholesale Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
eBay Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Home Depot Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Netflix Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Target Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
TJX Cos. Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Walmart Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Working Capital Turnover, Sector
General Retailers hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Working Capital Turnover, Industry
Consumer Services hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31), 10-K (filing date: 2014-03-31).

1 2019 Calculation
Working capital turnover = Net sales ÷ Working capital
= hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

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. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s working capital turnover ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Average Inventory Processing Period

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., average inventory processing period calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015 Jan 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data
Inventory turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average inventory processing period1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Inventory Processing Period, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Costco Wholesale Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Home Depot Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Target Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
TJX Cos. Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Walmart Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average Inventory Processing Period, Sector
General Retailers hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average Inventory Processing Period, Industry
Consumer Services hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31), 10-K (filing date: 2014-03-31).

1 2019 Calculation
Average inventory processing period = 365 ÷ Inventory turnover
= 365 ÷ hidden = hidden

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

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., average receivable collection period calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015 Jan 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data
Receivables turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average receivable collection period1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Receivable Collection Period, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Costco Wholesale Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
eBay Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Home Depot Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Netflix Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Target Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
TJX Cos. Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Walmart Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average Receivable Collection Period, Sector
General Retailers hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average Receivable Collection Period, Industry
Consumer Services hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31), 10-K (filing date: 2014-03-31).

1 2019 Calculation
Average receivable collection period = 365 ÷ Receivables turnover
= 365 ÷ hidden = hidden

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

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., operating cycle calculation, comparison to benchmarks

No. days

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015 Jan 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data
Average inventory processing period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average receivable collection period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Short-term Activity Ratio
Operating cycle1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Operating Cycle, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Costco Wholesale Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Home Depot Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Target Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
TJX Cos. Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Walmart Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Operating Cycle, Sector
General Retailers hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Operating Cycle, Industry
Consumer Services hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31), 10-K (filing date: 2014-03-31).

1 2019 Calculation
Operating cycle = Average inventory processing period + Average receivable collection period
= hidden + hidden = hidden

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.

Average Payables Payment Period

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., average payables payment period calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015 Jan 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data
Payables turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average payables payment period1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Payables Payment Period, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Costco Wholesale Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
eBay Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Home Depot Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Netflix Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Target Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
TJX Cos. Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Walmart Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average Payables Payment Period, Sector
General Retailers hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average Payables Payment Period, Industry
Consumer Services hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31), 10-K (filing date: 2014-03-31).

1 2019 Calculation
Average payables payment period = 365 ÷ Payables turnover
= 365 ÷ hidden = hidden

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. Lowe’s Cos. Inc.’s number of days of payables outstanding declined from 2017 to 2018 but then increased from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 level.

Cash Conversion Cycle

Lowe’s Cos. Inc., cash conversion cycle calculation, comparison to benchmarks

No. days

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017 Jan 29, 2016 Jan 30, 2015 Jan 31, 2014
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
Short-term Activity Ratio
Cash conversion cycle1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Cash Conversion Cycle, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Costco Wholesale Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Home Depot Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Target Corp. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
TJX Cos. Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Walmart Inc. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Cash Conversion Cycle, Sector
General Retailers hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Cash Conversion Cycle, Industry
Consumer Services hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-04-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-04-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-29), 10-K (filing date: 2015-03-31), 10-K (filing date: 2014-03-31).

1 2019 Calculation
Cash conversion cycle = Average inventory processing period + Average receivable collection period – Average payables payment period
= hidden + hiddenhidden = hidden

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.