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Waste Management Inc. (NYSE:WM)

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

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Short-term Activity Ratios (Summary)

Waste Management Inc., short-term (operating) activity ratios (quarterly data)

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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 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
Turnover Ratios
Inventory turnover
Receivables turnover
Payables turnover
Working capital turnover
Average No. Days
Average inventory processing period
Add: Average receivable collection period
Operating cycle
Less: Average payables payment period
Cash conversion cycle

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-25), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-23), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-29).

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Inventory turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by inventory. Waste Management Inc.’s inventory turnover ratio deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Waste Management Inc.’s receivables turnover ratio deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Waste Management Inc.’s payables turnover ratio increased from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.

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.
Average receivable collection period An activity ratio equal to the number of days in the period divided by receivables turnover. Waste Management Inc.’s number of days of receivables outstanding deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.
Operating cycle Equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period. Waste Management Inc.’s operating cycle deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.
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. Waste Management Inc.’s number of days of payables outstanding decreased from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.
Cash conversion cycle A financial metric that measures the length of time required for a company to convert cash invested in its operations to cash received as a result of its operations; equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period minus average payables payment period. Waste Management Inc.’s cash conversion cycle deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.

Inventory Turnover

Waste Management Inc., inventory turnover calculation (quarterly data)

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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 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating costs
Parts and supplies
Short-term Activity Ratio
Inventory turnover1

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-25), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-23), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-29).

1 Q3 2020 Calculation
Inventory turnover = (Operating costsQ3 2020 + Operating costsQ2 2020 + Operating costsQ1 2020 + Operating costsQ4 2019) ÷ Parts and supplies
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Inventory turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by inventory. Waste Management Inc.’s inventory turnover ratio deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.

Receivables Turnover

Waste Management Inc., receivables turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating revenues
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts
Short-term Activity Ratio
Receivables turnover1
Benchmarks
Receivables Turnover, Competitors2
Automatic Data Processing Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-25), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-23), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-29).

1 Q3 2020 Calculation
Receivables turnover = (Operating revenuesQ3 2020 + Operating revenuesQ2 2020 + Operating revenuesQ1 2020 + Operating revenuesQ4 2019) ÷ Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

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Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Receivables turnover An activity ratio equal to revenue divided by receivables. Waste Management Inc.’s receivables turnover ratio deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.

Payables Turnover

Waste Management Inc., payables turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating costs
Accounts payable
Short-term Activity Ratio
Payables turnover1
Benchmarks
Payables Turnover, Competitors2
Accenture PLC
Automatic Data Processing Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-25), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-23), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-29).

1 Q3 2020 Calculation
Payables turnover = (Operating costsQ3 2020 + Operating costsQ2 2020 + Operating costsQ1 2020 + Operating costsQ4 2019) ÷ Accounts payable
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

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Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Payables turnover An activity ratio calculated as cost of goods sold divided by payables. Waste Management Inc.’s payables turnover ratio increased from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.

Working Capital Turnover

Waste Management Inc., working capital turnover calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
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
Accenture PLC
Automatic Data Processing Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-25), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-23), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-29).

1 Q3 2020 Calculation
Working capital turnover = (Operating revenuesQ3 2020 + Operating revenuesQ2 2020 + Operating revenuesQ1 2020 + Operating revenuesQ4 2019) ÷ Working capital
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

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Average Inventory Processing Period

Waste Management Inc., average inventory processing period calculation (quarterly data)

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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 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data
Inventory turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average inventory processing period1

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-25), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-23), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-29).

1 Q3 2020 Calculation
Average inventory processing period = 365 ÷ Inventory turnover
= 365 ÷ =

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.

Average Receivable Collection Period

Waste Management Inc., average receivable collection period calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data
Receivables turnover
Short-term Activity Ratio (no. days)
Average receivable collection period1
Benchmarks (no. days)
Average Receivable Collection Period, Competitors2
Automatic Data Processing Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-25), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-23), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-29).

1 Q3 2020 Calculation
Average receivable collection period = 365 ÷ Receivables turnover
= 365 ÷ =

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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. Waste Management Inc.’s number of days of receivables outstanding deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.

Operating Cycle

Waste Management Inc., operating cycle calculation (quarterly data)

No. days

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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 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data
Average inventory processing period
Average receivable collection period
Short-term Activity Ratio
Operating cycle1

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-25), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-23), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-29).

1 Q3 2020 Calculation
Operating cycle = Average inventory processing period + Average receivable collection period
= + =

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Operating cycle Equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period. Waste Management Inc.’s operating cycle deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.

Average Payables Payment Period

Waste Management Inc., average payables payment period calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
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
Automatic Data Processing Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-25), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-23), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-29).

1 Q3 2020 Calculation
Average payables payment period = 365 ÷ Payables turnover
= 365 ÷ =

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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. Waste Management Inc.’s number of days of payables outstanding decreased from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.

Cash Conversion Cycle

Waste Management Inc., cash conversion cycle calculation (quarterly data)

No. days

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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 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data
Average inventory processing period
Average receivable collection period
Average payables payment period
Short-term Activity Ratio
Cash conversion cycle1

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-13), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-25), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-14), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-23), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-15), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-29).

1 Q3 2020 Calculation
Cash conversion cycle = Average inventory processing period + Average receivable collection period – Average payables payment period
= + =

Short-term activity ratio Description The company
Cash conversion cycle A financial metric that measures the length of time required for a company to convert cash invested in its operations to cash received as a result of its operations; equal to average inventory processing period plus average receivables collection period minus average payables payment period. Waste Management Inc.’s cash conversion cycle deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.