Stock Analysis on Net

United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE:UPS)

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Analysis of Bad Debts

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Allowance for doubtful accounts receivable (bad debts) is a contra account which reduce the balance of the company gross accounts receivable. The relationship between the allowance and the balance in receivables should be relatively constant unless there is a change in the economy overall or a change in customer base.

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Allowance for Doubtful Accounts Receivable

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Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Allowance for credit losses
Accounts receivable, gross
Financial Ratio
Allowance as a percentage of accounts receivable, gross1

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2021-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-12-31), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-12-31).

1 2021 Calculation
Allowance as a percentage of accounts receivable, gross = 100 × Allowance for credit losses ÷ Accounts receivable, gross
= 100 × ÷ =

Financial ratio Description The company
Allowance as a percentage of accounts receivable, gross Allowance for doubtful accounts divided by the gross accounts receivable. United Parcel Service Inc. allowance as a percentage of accounts receivable, gross increased from 2019 to 2020 but then slightly decreased from 2020 to 2021 not reaching 2019 level.