Stock Analysis on Net
Stock Analysis on Net

McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD)

Analysis of Liquidity Ratios
Quarterly Data

Beginner level

Liquidity Ratios (Summary)

McDonald’s Corp., liquidity ratios (quarterly data)

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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 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
Current ratio 1.07 0.91 1.90 0.98 0.84 1.21 1.47 1.36 1.53 1.47 1.74 1.84 1.28 2.15 1.83 1.40 0.96 1.89 1.77 3.27 1.52 2.16 1.31
Quick ratio 0.97 0.84 1.77 0.86 0.74 0.98 1.27 1.11 1.33 1.29 1.57 1.54 1.13 1.40 1.16 0.78 0.81 1.65 1.56 3.05 1.21 1.88 0.99
Cash ratio 0.59 0.45 1.35 0.25 0.28 0.35 0.68 0.29 0.71 0.55 0.87 0.85 0.71 0.87 0.75 0.35 0.51 1.17 1.16 2.60 0.83 1.45 0.59

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-07), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-07).

Liquidity ratio Description The company
Current ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as current assets divided by current liabilities. McDonald’s Corp.’s current ratio deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then slightly improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.
Quick ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments plus receivables) divided by current liabilities. McDonald’s Corp.’s quick ratio deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then slightly improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.
Cash ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments) divided by current liabilities. McDonald’s Corp.’s cash ratio deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then slightly improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.

Current Ratio

McDonald’s Corp., current ratio calculation (quarterly data)

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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 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Current assets 6,736,100  6,609,400  7,556,900  3,557,900  3,604,900  3,915,400  4,964,400  4,053,200  5,553,100  4,355,600  4,909,300  5,327,200  4,790,300  5,892,500  5,907,200  4,848,600  4,302,100  5,046,600  5,051,600  9,643,000  4,492,600  5,972,200  3,592,800 
Current liabilities 6,280,200  7,246,100  3,987,800  3,621,000  4,275,600  3,240,000  3,379,600  2,973,500  3,626,700  2,970,300  2,821,400  2,890,600  3,740,200  2,743,300  3,220,700  3,468,300  4,476,700  2,667,200  2,858,700  2,950,400  2,956,500  2,760,800  2,751,900 
Liquidity Ratio
Current ratio1 1.07 0.91 1.90 0.98 0.84 1.21 1.47 1.36 1.53 1.47 1.74 1.84 1.28 2.15 1.83 1.40 0.96 1.89 1.77 3.27 1.52 2.16 1.31
Benchmarks
Current Ratio, Competitors2
Booking Holdings Inc. 3.17 2.93 2.24 1.83 1.82 1.58 1.27 2.36 2.41 1.92 2.14 2.58 2.52 2.20 2.15 1.89 2.01 2.68 2.45 2.47 2.72 2.43 3.50
Starbucks Corp. 0.95 0.70 0.68 0.92 1.31 0.94 1.41 2.20 1.01 1.09 1.01 1.25 1.37 1.23 1.05 1.05 1.14 0.89 1.07 1.19 1.18 1.21 1.28

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-07), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-07).

1 Q3 2020 Calculation
Current ratio = Current assets ÷ Current liabilities
= 6,736,100 ÷ 6,280,200 = 1.07

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Liquidity ratio Description The company
Current ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as current assets divided by current liabilities. McDonald’s Corp.’s current ratio deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then slightly improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.

Quick Ratio

McDonald’s Corp., quick ratio calculation (quarterly data)

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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 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Cash and equivalents 3,683,800  3,255,700  5,379,800  898,500  1,177,300  1,134,500  2,289,100  866,000  2,574,500  1,623,500  2,468,000  2,463,800  2,671,200  2,392,400  2,412,200  1,223,400  2,266,700  3,128,000  3,310,100  7,685,500  2,452,500  3,998,500  1,634,800 
Accounts and notes receivable 2,391,800  2,852,600  1,695,300  2,224,200  2,005,300  2,055,000  1,992,700  2,441,500  2,266,800  2,217,200  1,951,600  1,976,200  1,569,000  1,457,300  1,336,700  1,474,100  1,349,800  1,267,100  1,162,100  1,298,700  1,136,200  1,178,600  1,091,800 
Total quick assets 6,075,600  6,108,300  7,075,100  3,122,700  3,182,600  3,189,500  4,281,800  3,307,500  4,841,300  3,840,700  4,419,600  4,440,000  4,240,200  3,849,700  3,748,900  2,697,500  3,616,500  4,395,100  4,472,200  8,984,200  3,588,700  5,177,100  2,726,600 
 
Current liabilities 6,280,200  7,246,100  3,987,800  3,621,000  4,275,600  3,240,000  3,379,600  2,973,500  3,626,700  2,970,300  2,821,400  2,890,600  3,740,200  2,743,300  3,220,700  3,468,300  4,476,700  2,667,200  2,858,700  2,950,400  2,956,500  2,760,800  2,751,900 
Liquidity Ratio
Quick ratio1 0.97 0.84 1.77 0.86 0.74 0.98 1.27 1.11 1.33 1.29 1.57 1.54 1.13 1.40 1.16 0.78 0.81 1.65 1.56 3.05 1.21 1.88 0.99
Benchmarks
Quick Ratio, Competitors2
Booking Holdings Inc. 3.04 2.81 1.90 1.68 1.67 1.38 1.04 2.20 2.25 1.73 1.89 2.46 2.40 2.02 1.94 1.81 1.89 2.42 2.13 2.29 2.49 2.11 3.14
Starbucks Corp. 0.63 0.43 0.46 0.59 0.95 0.54 1.05 1.69 0.51 0.60 0.68 0.84 0.94 0.80 0.69 0.67 0.72 0.50 0.71 0.64 0.70 0.71 0.74

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-07), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-07).

1 Q3 2020 Calculation
Quick ratio = Total quick assets ÷ Current liabilities
= 6,075,600 ÷ 6,280,200 = 0.97

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Liquidity ratio Description The company
Quick ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments plus receivables) divided by current liabilities. McDonald’s Corp.’s quick ratio deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then slightly improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.

Cash Ratio

McDonald’s Corp., cash ratio calculation (quarterly data)

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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 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Cash and equivalents 3,683,800  3,255,700  5,379,800  898,500  1,177,300  1,134,500  2,289,100  866,000  2,574,500  1,623,500  2,468,000  2,463,800  2,671,200  2,392,400  2,412,200  1,223,400  2,266,700  3,128,000  3,310,100  7,685,500  2,452,500  3,998,500  1,634,800 
Total cash assets 3,683,800  3,255,700  5,379,800  898,500  1,177,300  1,134,500  2,289,100  866,000  2,574,500  1,623,500  2,468,000  2,463,800  2,671,200  2,392,400  2,412,200  1,223,400  2,266,700  3,128,000  3,310,100  7,685,500  2,452,500  3,998,500  1,634,800 
 
Current liabilities 6,280,200  7,246,100  3,987,800  3,621,000  4,275,600  3,240,000  3,379,600  2,973,500  3,626,700  2,970,300  2,821,400  2,890,600  3,740,200  2,743,300  3,220,700  3,468,300  4,476,700  2,667,200  2,858,700  2,950,400  2,956,500  2,760,800  2,751,900 
Liquidity Ratio
Cash ratio1 0.59 0.45 1.35 0.25 0.28 0.35 0.68 0.29 0.71 0.55 0.87 0.85 0.71 0.87 0.75 0.35 0.51 1.17 1.16 2.60 0.83 1.45 0.59
Benchmarks
Cash Ratio, Competitors2
Booking Holdings Inc. 2.82 2.66 1.74 1.36 1.35 1.07 0.77 1.77 1.81 1.40 1.54 2.12 2.00 1.69 1.65 1.50 1.51 1.98 1.70 1.84 1.93 1.65 2.72
Starbucks Corp. 0.52 0.32 0.36 0.45 0.82 0.40 0.92 1.57 0.36 0.43 0.55 0.64 0.75 0.60 0.49 0.50 0.55 0.33 0.54 0.44 0.54 0.53 0.55

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-07), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-07).

1 Q3 2020 Calculation
Cash ratio = Total cash assets ÷ Current liabilities
= 3,683,800 ÷ 6,280,200 = 0.59

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Liquidity ratio Description The company
Cash ratio A liquidity ratio calculated as (cash plus short-term marketable investments) divided by current liabilities. McDonald’s Corp.’s cash ratio deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then slightly improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.