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Lowe’s Cos. Inc. (NYSE:LOW)

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Analysis of Short-term (Operating) Activity Ratios

Microsoft Excel

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Short-term Activity Ratios (Summary)

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

Microsoft Excel
Jan 28, 2022 Jan 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017
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 (reporting date: 2022-01-28), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-01-29), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-01-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-02-01), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-02-03).

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. inventory turnover ratio deteriorated from 2020 to 2021 and from 2021 to 2022.
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Lowe’s Cos. Inc. payables turnover ratio decreased from 2020 to 2021 but then slightly increased from 2021 to 2022.
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. Lowe’s Cos. Inc. working capital turnover ratio deteriorated from 2020 to 2021 but then slightly improved from 2021 to 2022.

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 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. number of days of payables outstanding increased from 2020 to 2021 but then slightly decreased from 2021 to 2022.

Inventory Turnover

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

Microsoft Excel
Jan 28, 2022 Jan 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Cost of sales
Merchandise inventory, net
Short-term Activity Ratio
Inventory turnover1
Benchmarks
Inventory Turnover, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
Inventory Turnover, Sector
Retailing
Inventory Turnover, Industry
Consumer Discretionary

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2022-01-28), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-01-29), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-01-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-02-01), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-02-03).

1 2022 Calculation
Inventory turnover = Cost of sales ÷ Merchandise inventory, net
= ÷ =

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. inventory turnover ratio deteriorated from 2020 to 2021 and from 2021 to 2022.

Receivables Turnover

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

Microsoft Excel
Jan 28, 2022 Jan 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net sales
Accounts receivable
Short-term Activity Ratio
Receivables turnover1
Benchmarks
Receivables Turnover, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Booking Holdings Inc.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
Receivables Turnover, Sector
Retailing
Receivables Turnover, Industry
Consumer Discretionary

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2022-01-28), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-01-29), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-01-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-02-01), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-02-03).

1 2022 Calculation
Receivables turnover = Net sales ÷ Accounts receivable
= ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.


Payables Turnover

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

Microsoft Excel
Jan 28, 2022 Jan 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Cost of sales
Accounts payable
Short-term Activity Ratio
Payables turnover1
Benchmarks
Payables Turnover, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Booking Holdings Inc.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
Payables Turnover, Sector
Retailing
Payables Turnover, Industry
Consumer Discretionary

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2022-01-28), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-01-29), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-01-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-02-01), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-02-03).

1 2022 Calculation
Payables turnover = Cost of sales ÷ 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. Lowe’s Cos. Inc. payables turnover ratio decreased from 2020 to 2021 but then slightly increased from 2021 to 2022.

Working Capital Turnover

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

Microsoft Excel
Jan 28, 2022 Jan 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017
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.
Booking Holdings Inc.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
Working Capital Turnover, Sector
Retailing
Working Capital Turnover, Industry
Consumer Discretionary

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2022-01-28), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-01-29), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-01-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-02-01), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-02-03).

1 2022 Calculation
Working capital turnover = Net sales ÷ 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. Lowe’s Cos. Inc. working capital turnover ratio deteriorated from 2020 to 2021 but then slightly improved from 2021 to 2022.

Average Inventory Processing Period

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

Microsoft Excel
Jan 28, 2022 Jan 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017
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.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
Average Inventory Processing Period, Sector
Retailing
Average Inventory Processing Period, Industry
Consumer Discretionary

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2022-01-28), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-01-29), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-01-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-02-01), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-02-03).

1 2022 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.

Average Receivable Collection Period

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

Microsoft Excel
Jan 28, 2022 Jan 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017
Selected Financial Data
Receivables turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average receivable collection period1
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Receivable Collection Period, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Booking Holdings Inc.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
Average Receivable Collection Period, Sector
Retailing
Average Receivable Collection Period, Industry
Consumer Discretionary

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2022-01-28), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-01-29), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-01-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-02-01), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-02-03).

1 2022 Calculation
Average receivable collection period = 365 ÷ Receivables turnover
= 365 ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.


Operating Cycle

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

No. days

Microsoft Excel
Jan 28, 2022 Jan 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017
Selected Financial Data
Average inventory processing period
Average receivable collection period
Short-term Activity Ratio
Operating cycle1
Benchmarks
Operating Cycle, Competitors2
Amazon.com Inc.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
Operating Cycle, Sector
Retailing
Operating Cycle, Industry
Consumer Discretionary

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2022-01-28), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-01-29), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-01-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-02-01), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-02-03).

1 2022 Calculation
Operating cycle = Average inventory processing period + Average receivable collection period
= + =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.


Average Payables Payment Period

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

Microsoft Excel
Jan 28, 2022 Jan 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017
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.
Booking Holdings Inc.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
Average Payables Payment Period, Sector
Retailing
Average Payables Payment Period, Industry
Consumer Discretionary

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2022-01-28), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-01-29), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-01-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-02-01), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-02-03).

1 2022 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. Lowe’s Cos. Inc. number of days of payables outstanding increased from 2020 to 2021 but then slightly decreased from 2021 to 2022.

Cash Conversion Cycle

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

No. days

Microsoft Excel
Jan 28, 2022 Jan 29, 2021 Jan 31, 2020 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 2, 2018 Feb 3, 2017
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
Amazon.com Inc.
Home Depot Inc.
Target Corp.
Cash Conversion Cycle, Sector
Retailing
Cash Conversion Cycle, Industry
Consumer Discretionary

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2022-01-28), 10-K (reporting date: 2021-01-29), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-01-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-02-01), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-02-03).

1 2022 Calculation
Cash conversion cycle = Average inventory processing period + Average receivable collection period – Average payables payment period
= + =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.