Stock Analysis on Net
Stock Analysis on Net
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Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS)

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Analysis of Bad Debts

Advanced level

Allowance for doubtful accounts receivable (bad debts) is a contra account which reduce the balance of the company’s 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.


Allowance for Doubtful Accounts Receivable

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Oct 3, 2020 Sep 28, 2019 Sep 29, 2018 Sep 30, 2017 Oct 1, 2016 Oct 3, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Allowance for doubtful accounts
Current receivables, gross
Financial Ratio
Allowance as a percentage of current receivables, gross1

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-11-25), 10-K (filing date: 2019-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-21), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-11-23), 10-K (filing date: 2015-11-25).

1 2020 Calculation
Allowance as a percentage of current receivables, gross = 100 × Allowance for doubtful accounts ÷ Current receivables, gross
= 100 × ÷ =

Financial ratio Description The company
Allowance as a percentage of current receivables, gross Allowance for doubtful accounts divided by the gross accounts receivable. Walt Disney Co.’s allowance as a percentage of current receivables, gross decreased from 2018 to 2019 but then increased from 2019 to 2020 exceeding 2018 level.