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McDonald's Current Ratio

: 1.45 (As of Jun. 2021)
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The current ratio is a liquidity ratio that measures a company's ability to pay short-term obligations. It is calculated as a company's Total Current Assets divides by its Total Current Liabilities. McDonald's's current ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was 1.45.

McDonald's has a current ratio of 1.45. It generally indicates good short-term financial strength.

The historical rank and industry rank for McDonald's's Current Ratio or its related term are showing as below:

NYSE:MCD' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3   Med: 0.92   Max: 3.27
Current: 1.45

0.3
3.27

During the past 13 years, McDonald's's highest Current Ratio was 3.27. The lowest was 0.30. And the median was 0.92.

NYSE:MCD's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 79 Companies
in the Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. NYSE:MCD: 1.45 )

McDonald's Current Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for McDonald's's Current Ratio 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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McDonald's Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Current Ratio
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.40 1.84 1.36 0.98 1.01

McDonald's Quarterly Data
Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21
Current Ratio 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 0.91 1.07 1.01 1.19 1.45

Competitive Comparison

For the Restaurants subindustry, McDonald's's Current Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and Current Ratio data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

McDonald's Current Ratio Distribution

For the Restaurants industry and Consumer Cyclical sector, McDonald's's Current Ratio distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where McDonald's's Current Ratio falls into.



McDonald's Current Ratio Calculation

The current ratio is mainly used to give an idea of the company's ability to pay back its short-term liabilities with its short-term assets.

McDonald's's Current Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2020

Current Ratio (A: Dec. 2020 )=Total Current Assets (A: Dec. 2020 )/Total Current Liabilities (A: Dec. 2020 )
=6243.2/6181.2
=1.01

McDonald's's Current Ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 is calculated as

Current Ratio (Q: Jun. 2021 )=Total Current Assets (Q: Jun. 2021 )/Total Current Liabilities (Q: Jun. 2021 )
=5701.2/3934.8
=1.45

* 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.


McDonald's  (NYSE:MCD) Current Ratio Explanation

The current ratio can give a sense of the efficiency of a company's operating cycle or its ability to turn its product into cash. Companies that have trouble getting paid on their receivables or have long inventory turnover can run into liquidity problems because they are unable to alleviate their obligations. Because business operations differ in each industry, it is always more useful to compare companies within the same industry.

Acceptable current ratios vary from industry to industry and are generally between 1 and 3 for healthy businesses.

The higher the current ratio, the more capable the company is of paying its obligations. A ratio under 1 suggests that the company would be unable to pay off its obligations if they came due at that point. While this shows the company is not in good financial health, it does not necessarily mean that it will go bankrupt - as there are many ways to access financing - but it is definitely not a good sign.

If all other things were equal, a creditor, who is expecting to be paid in the next 12 months, would consider a high current ratio to be better than a low current ratio, because a high current ratio means that the company is more likely to meet its liabilities which fall due in the next 12 months.


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McDonald's Business Description

McDonald's logo
Industry
Consumer Cyclical » Restaurants NAICS : 722513 SIC : 5812
Address
110 North Carpenter Street, Chicago, IL, USA, 60607
McDonald's Corporation is the largest restaurant owner-operator in the world, with 2020 systemwide sales of $93 billion across 39,000 stores and 119 countries. McDonald's revolutionized the restaurant industry with a cheap and fast core menu, building its impressive footprint through partnerships with independent restaurant franchisees. The firm earns 57% of its revenue from franchise royalty fees and lease payments, with the remainder coming from company-operated stores across its three core segments: the United States, internationally operated markets, and international developmental/licensed. McDonald's owns 55% of the real estate and 80% of the buildings in its franchise system, offering it substantial leverage in maintaining quality standards and consistency across markets.
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