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CarMax Cash And Cash Equivalents

: $712 Mil (As of Aug. 2020)
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CarMax's quarterly cash and cash equivalents increased from Feb. 2020 ($58.21 Mil) to May. 2020 ($658.02 Mil) and increased from May. 2020 ($658.02 Mil) to Aug. 2020 ($711.56 Mil).

CarMax's annual cash and cash equivalents increased from Feb. 2018 ($44.53 Mil) to Feb. 2019 ($46.94 Mil) and increased from Feb. 2019 ($46.94 Mil) to Feb. 2020 ($58.21 Mil).


CarMax Cash And Cash Equivalents Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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CarMax Annual Data
Feb11 Feb12 Feb13 Feb14 Feb15 Feb16 Feb17 Feb18 Feb19 Feb20
Cash And Cash Equivalents Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 37.39 38.42 44.53 46.94 58.21

CarMax Quarterly Data
Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19 May19 Aug19 Nov19 Feb20 May20 Aug20
Cash And Cash Equivalents 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 40.74 56.58 58.21 658.02 711.56

CarMax Cash And Cash Equivalents 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.


CarMax  (NYSE:KMX) Cash And Cash Equivalents Explanation

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.


Be Aware

Depreciation estimates make the calculation of net income susceptible to management's accounting choices. These choices can be either overly aggressive or overly conservative.


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