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Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK)


Short-term (Operating) Activity Analysis
Quarterly Data

Difficulty: Beginner


Ratios (Summary)

Merck & Co. Inc., short-term (operating) activity ratios (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Turnover Ratios
Inventory turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Receivables turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Payables turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Working capital turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average No. of Days
Average inventory processing period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Add: Average receivable collection period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Operating cycle hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Less: Average payables payment period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Cash conversion cycle hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-07), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-08).

Ratio Description The company
Inventory turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by inventory. Merck & Co. Inc.’s inventory turnover deteriorated from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 and from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019.
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Merck & Co. Inc.’s receivables turnover improved from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 not reaching Q3 2018 level.
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Merck & Co. Inc.’s payables turnover declined from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 but then increased from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 exceeding Q3 2018 level.
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. Merck & Co. Inc.’s working capital turnover improved from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 not reaching Q3 2018 level.

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. Merck & Co. Inc.’s average inventory processing period deteriorated from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 and from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019.
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. Merck & Co. Inc.’s operating cycle improved from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019.
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. Merck & Co. Inc.’s average payables payment period increased from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 but then declined significantly from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019.
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. Merck & Co. Inc.’s cash conversion cycle improved from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019.

Inventory Turnover

Merck & Co. Inc., inventory turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Cost of sales hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Inventories, excludes inventories classified in Other assets hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Inventory turnover1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-07), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-08).

Q1 2019 Calculations

1 Inventory turnover = (Cost of salesQ1 2019 + Cost of salesQ4 2018 + Cost of salesQ3 2018 + Cost of salesQ2 2018) ÷ Inventories, excludes inventories classified in Other assets
= (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
Inventory turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by inventory. Merck & Co. Inc.’s inventory turnover deteriorated from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 and from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019.

Receivables Turnover

Merck & Co. Inc., receivables turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Sales hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Receivables turnover1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-07), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-08).

Q1 2019 Calculations

1 Receivables turnover = (SalesQ1 2019 + SalesQ4 2018 + SalesQ3 2018 + SalesQ2 2018) ÷ Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts
= (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Merck & Co. Inc.’s receivables turnover improved from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 not reaching Q3 2018 level.

Payables Turnover

Merck & Co. Inc., payables turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Cost of sales hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Trade accounts payable hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Payables turnover1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-07), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-08).

Q1 2019 Calculations

1 Payables turnover = (Cost of salesQ1 2019 + Cost of salesQ4 2018 + Cost of salesQ3 2018 + Cost of salesQ2 2018) ÷ Trade accounts payable
= (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Merck & Co. Inc.’s payables turnover declined from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 but then increased from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 exceeding Q3 2018 level.

Working Capital Turnover

Merck & Co. Inc., working capital turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Current assets hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Less: Current liabilities hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Working capital hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Sales hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Working capital turnover1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-07), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-08).

Q1 2019 Calculations

1 Working capital turnover = (SalesQ1 2019 + SalesQ4 2018 + SalesQ3 2018 + SalesQ2 2018) ÷ Working capital
= (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

Ratio Description The company
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. Merck & Co. Inc.’s working capital turnover improved from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 not reaching Q3 2018 level.

Average Inventory Processing Period

Merck & Co. Inc., average inventory processing period calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data
Inventory turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio (no. of days)
Average inventory processing period1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-07), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-08).

Q1 2019 Calculations

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

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. Merck & Co. Inc.’s average inventory processing period deteriorated from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 and from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019.

Average Receivable Collection Period

Merck & Co. Inc., average receivable collection period calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data
Receivables turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio (no. of days)
Average receivable collection period1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-07), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-08).

Q1 2019 Calculations

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

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

Merck & Co. Inc., operating cycle calculation (quarterly data)

No. of days

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data
Average inventory processing period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average receivable collection period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Operating cycle1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-07), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-08).

Q1 2019 Calculations

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

Ratio Description The company
Operating cycle Equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period. Merck & Co. Inc.’s operating cycle improved from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019.

Average Payables Payment Period

Merck & Co. Inc., average payables payment period calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data
Payables turnover hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio (no. of days)
Average payables payment period1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-07), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-08).

Q1 2019 Calculations

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

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. Merck & Co. Inc.’s average payables payment period increased from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 but then declined significantly from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019.

Cash Conversion Cycle

Merck & Co. Inc., cash conversion cycle calculation (quarterly data)

No. of days

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data
Average inventory processing period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average receivable collection period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Average payables payment period hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Cash conversion cycle1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-09), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-07), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-10), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-08-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-08).

Q1 2019 Calculations

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

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. Merck & Co. Inc.’s cash conversion cycle improved from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019.