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ServiceNow Inc. (NYSE:NOW)

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Analysis of Short-term (Operating) Activity Ratios

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Short-term Activity Ratios (Summary)

ServiceNow Inc., short-term (operating) activity ratios

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Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Turnover Ratios
Receivables turnover
Payables turnover
Working capital turnover
Average No. Days
Average receivable collection period
Average payables payment period

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-12), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28).

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. ServiceNow Inc.’s receivables turnover ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then improved from 2019 to 2020 not reaching 2018 level.
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. ServiceNow Inc.’s payables turnover ratio decreased from 2018 to 2019 but then increased from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 level.
Working capital turnover An activity ratio calculated as revenue divided by working capital. ServiceNow Inc.’s working capital turnover ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.

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. ServiceNow Inc.’s number of days of receivables outstanding deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then improved from 2019 to 2020 not reaching 2018 level.
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. ServiceNow Inc.’s number of days of payables outstanding increased from 2018 to 2019 but then decreased significantly from 2019 to 2020.

Receivables Turnover

ServiceNow Inc., receivables turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Revenues
Accounts receivable, net
Short-term Activity Ratio
Receivables turnover1
Benchmarks
Receivables Turnover, Competitors2
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International Business Machines Corp.
Intuit Inc.
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Microsoft Corp.
Oracle Corp.
PayPal Holdings Inc.
salesforce.com inc.
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Receivables Turnover, Sector
Software & Services
Receivables Turnover, Industry
Information Technology

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-12), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28).

1 2020 Calculation
Receivables turnover = Revenues ÷ Accounts receivable, 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. ServiceNow Inc.’s receivables turnover ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then improved from 2019 to 2020 not reaching 2018 level.

Payables Turnover

ServiceNow Inc., payables turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Cost of revenues
Accounts payable
Short-term Activity Ratio
Payables turnover1
Benchmarks
Payables Turnover, Competitors2
Accenture PLC
Adobe Inc.
Autodesk Inc.
Automatic Data Processing Inc.
Fidelity National Information Services Inc.
International Business Machines Corp.
Intuit Inc.
Mastercard Inc.
Microsoft Corp.
Oracle Corp.
PayPal Holdings Inc.
salesforce.com inc.
Visa Inc.
Payables Turnover, Sector
Software & Services
Payables Turnover, Industry
Information Technology

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-12), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28).

1 2020 Calculation
Payables turnover = Cost of revenues ÷ 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. ServiceNow Inc.’s payables turnover ratio decreased from 2018 to 2019 but then increased from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 level.

Working Capital Turnover

ServiceNow Inc., working capital turnover calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Current assets
Less: Current liabilities
Working capital
 
Revenues
Short-term Activity Ratio
Working capital turnover1
Benchmarks
Working Capital Turnover, Competitors2
Accenture PLC
Adobe Inc.
Autodesk Inc.
Automatic Data Processing Inc.
Fidelity National Information Services Inc.
International Business Machines Corp.
Intuit Inc.
Mastercard Inc.
Microsoft Corp.
Oracle Corp.
PayPal Holdings Inc.
salesforce.com inc.
Visa Inc.
Working Capital Turnover, Sector
Software & Services
Working Capital Turnover, Industry
Information Technology

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-12), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28).

1 2020 Calculation
Working capital turnover = Revenues ÷ 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. ServiceNow Inc.’s working capital turnover ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.

Average Receivable Collection Period

ServiceNow Inc., average receivable collection period calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data
Receivables turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average receivable collection period1
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Receivable Collection Period, Competitors2
Accenture PLC
Adobe Inc.
Autodesk Inc.
Automatic Data Processing Inc.
Fidelity National Information Services Inc.
International Business Machines Corp.
Intuit Inc.
Mastercard Inc.
Microsoft Corp.
Oracle Corp.
PayPal Holdings Inc.
salesforce.com inc.
Visa Inc.
Average Receivable Collection Period, Sector
Software & Services
Average Receivable Collection Period, Industry
Information Technology

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-12), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28).

1 2020 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. ServiceNow Inc.’s number of days of receivables outstanding deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then improved from 2019 to 2020 not reaching 2018 level.

Average Payables Payment Period

ServiceNow Inc., average payables payment period calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data
Payables turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average payables payment period1
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Payables Payment Period, Competitors2
Accenture PLC
Adobe Inc.
Autodesk Inc.
Automatic Data Processing Inc.
Fidelity National Information Services Inc.
International Business Machines Corp.
Intuit Inc.
Mastercard Inc.
Microsoft Corp.
Oracle Corp.
PayPal Holdings Inc.
salesforce.com inc.
Visa Inc.
Average Payables Payment Period, Sector
Software & Services
Average Payables Payment Period, Industry
Information Technology

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-12), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28).

1 2020 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. ServiceNow Inc.’s number of days of payables outstanding increased from 2018 to 2019 but then decreased significantly from 2019 to 2020.