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Icon Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities

: $1,010 Mil (As of Sep. 2021)
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Icon's quarterly cash, cash equivalents, marketable securities increased from Mar. 2021 ($944.18 Mil) to Jun. 2021 ($1,057.23 Mil) but then stayed the same from Jun. 2021 ($1,057.23 Mil) to Sep. 2021 ($1,010.24 Mil).

Icon's annual cash, cash equivalents, marketable securities increased from Dec. 2018 ($455.76 Mil) to Dec. 2019 ($569.94 Mil) and increased from Dec. 2019 ($569.94 Mil) to Dec. 2020 ($842.03 Mil).


Icon Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities Historical Data

The historical data trend for Icon's Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Icon Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 260.59 360.45 455.76 569.94 842.03

Icon Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 709.72 842.03 944.18 1,057.23 1,010.24

Icon Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities Calculation

Cash and cash equivalents are the most liquid assets on the balance sheet. Cash equivalents are assets that are readily convertible into cash, such as money market holdings, short-term government bonds or Treasury bills, marketable securities and commercial paper.

Marketable Securities are very liquid securities that can be converted into cash quickly at a reasonable price.


Icon  (NAS:ICLR) Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities Explanation

Marketable securities are very liquid as they tend to have maturities of less than one year. Furthermore, the rate at which these securities can be bought or sold has little effect on their prices.

A high number means either:

1) The company has competitive advantage generating lots of cash

2) Just sold a business or bonds (not necessarily good)

A low stockpile of cash usually means poor to mediocre economics.

There are 3 ways to create large cash reserve.

1) Sell new bonds or equity to public

2) Sell business or asset

3) It has an ongoing business generating more cash than it burns (usually means durable competitive advantage)

When a company is suffering a short term problem, Buffett looks at cash or marketable securities to see whether it has the financial strength to ride it out.

Important: Lots of cash and marketable securities + little debt = good chance that the business will sail on through tough times.

Test to see what is creating cash by looking at past 7 yrs of balance sheets. This will reveal how the cash was created.


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Icon is a global late-stage contract research organization that provides drug development and clinical trial services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device firms. While the vast majority of its revenue comes from clinical research, Icon also offers ancillary services such as laboratory and imaging capabilities. The company is headquartered in Ireland.

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