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Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP)

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Analysis of Short-term (Operating) Activity Ratios
Quarterly Data

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Short-term Activity Ratios (Summary)

Union Pacific Corp., short-term (operating) activity ratios (quarterly data)

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Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 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
Turnover Ratios
Inventory turnover
Receivables turnover
Working capital turnover
Average No. Days
Average inventory processing period
Add: Average receivable collection period
Operating cycle

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-04-22), 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-23), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-18), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21).

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Inventory turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by inventory. Union Pacific Corp.’s inventory turnover ratio deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Union Pacific Corp.’s receivables turnover ratio improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then deteriorated significantly from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

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. Union Pacific Corp.’s number of days of inventory outstanding deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.
Average receivable collection period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by receivables turnover. Union Pacific Corp.’s number of days of receivables outstanding improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then deteriorated significantly from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.
Operating cycle Equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period. Union Pacific Corp.’s operating cycle deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

Inventory Turnover

Union Pacific Corp., inventory turnover calculation (quarterly data)

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Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 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
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Cost of operating revenues
Materials and supplies
Short-term Activity Ratio
Inventory turnover1
Benchmarks
Inventory Turnover, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
FedEx Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-04-22), 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-23), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-18), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
Inventory turnover = (Cost of operating revenuesQ1 2021 + Cost of operating revenuesQ4 2020 + Cost of operating revenuesQ3 2020 + Cost of operating revenuesQ2 2020) ÷ Materials and supplies
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

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Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Inventory turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by inventory. Union Pacific Corp.’s inventory turnover ratio deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

Receivables Turnover

Union Pacific Corp., receivables turnover calculation (quarterly data)

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Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 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
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating revenues
Accounts receivable, net
Short-term Activity Ratio
Receivables turnover1
Benchmarks
Receivables Turnover, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
FedEx Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.
United Parcel Service Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-04-22), 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-23), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-18), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
Receivables turnover = (Operating revenuesQ1 2021 + Operating revenuesQ4 2020 + Operating revenuesQ3 2020 + Operating revenuesQ2 2020) ÷ Accounts receivable, net
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

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Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Union Pacific Corp.’s receivables turnover ratio improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then deteriorated significantly from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

Working Capital Turnover

Union Pacific Corp., working capital turnover calculation (quarterly data)

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Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 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
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Current assets
Less: Current liabilities
Working capital
 
Operating revenues
Short-term Activity Ratio
Working capital turnover1
Benchmarks
Working Capital Turnover, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
FedEx Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.
United Parcel Service Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-04-22), 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-23), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-18), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
Working capital turnover = (Operating revenuesQ1 2021 + Operating revenuesQ4 2020 + Operating revenuesQ3 2020 + Operating revenuesQ2 2020) ÷ Working capital
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

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Average Inventory Processing Period

Union Pacific Corp., average inventory processing period calculation (quarterly data)

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Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 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
Selected Financial Data
Inventory turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average inventory processing period1
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Inventory Processing Period, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
FedEx Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-04-22), 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-23), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-18), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21).

1 Q1 2021 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. Union Pacific Corp.’s number of days of inventory outstanding deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

Average Receivable Collection Period

Union Pacific Corp., average receivable collection period calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 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
Selected Financial Data
Receivables turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average receivable collection period1
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Receivable Collection Period, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
FedEx Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.
United Parcel Service Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-04-22), 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-23), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-18), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21).

1 Q1 2021 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. Union Pacific Corp.’s number of days of receivables outstanding improved from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 but then deteriorated significantly from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.

Operating Cycle

Union Pacific Corp., operating cycle calculation (quarterly data)

No. days

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Mar 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 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
Selected Financial Data
Average inventory processing period
Average receivable collection period
Short-term Activity Ratio
Operating cycle1
Benchmarks
Operating Cycle, Competitors2
CSX Corp.
FedEx Corp.
Norfolk Southern Corp.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-04-22), 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-23), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-18), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21).

1 Q1 2021 Calculation
Operating cycle = Average inventory processing period + Average receivable collection period
= + =

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. Union Pacific Corp.’s operating cycle deteriorated from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 and from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021.