Stock Analysis on Net

Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS)

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Analysis of Bad Debts

Microsoft Excel

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

Microsoft Excel
Oct 2, 2021 Oct 3, 2020 Sep 28, 2019 Sep 29, 2018 Sep 30, 2017 Oct 1, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Allowance for credit losses
Current receivables, gross
Financial Ratio
Allowance as a percentage of current receivables, gross1

Based on: 10-K (reporting date: 2021-10-02), 10-K (reporting date: 2020-10-03), 10-K (reporting date: 2019-09-28), 10-K (reporting date: 2018-09-29), 10-K (reporting date: 2017-09-30), 10-K (reporting date: 2016-10-01).

1 2021 Calculation
Allowance as a percentage of current receivables, gross = 100 × Allowance for credit losses ÷ 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. allowance as a percentage of current receivables, gross increased from 2019 to 2020 but then decreased significantly from 2020 to 2021.