fAAnG revisited – alternative financial ratios visualised IV

This will be the third and last post on this subject. As already announced, not all fAAnG companies will be in the graph – only the 3 A-companies: Amazon, Alphabet (although still represented by Google’s G in the acronym) and finally Apple.

Woman with iPad (Photo by cuncon on Pixabay)

Originally I expected the cash flow approach, together with current liabilities and current assets to be very interesting, but obviously it’s not. Only a fraction of the visitors of the previous series seems to be interested. Next time I will write about a very different subject, but of course still using the AnRep3D generator to create 3D-graphs. So let’s keep it short, because the subject is not as exciting as I thought.

Like before, I picked the numbers from both the form 10-K and the Annual Report. For numbers that were accumulative, I subtracted the previous totals. Although Apple has a broken bookyear, that’s irrelevant now because we are talking quarters. All companies are in USD, so that’s not an issue either.

The combination was a bit of a surprise, as Apple has a high cash flow, but relative to the total sales or revenue, Alphabet is in the lead. Then, Apple has more or less the same ratio of Current Assets to Current Liabilities, although the amounts are both twice as large.

Alphabet, on the other hand, has a much better ratio as the current assets are about the same as Apple’s, but its current liabilities are much lower! Neither Alphabet nor Apple show a negative cash flow during the period from the start of 2017. Yet Amazon did as the two red roofs show immediately.

Amazon Alphabet Apple 3D graph

Double-click the screenshot to see the live 3D-graph in your browser. For manipulation: Clicking the right mouse-button, moving the mouse up and down will zoom the graph in and out. Clicking left and moving the mouse will tilt the graph in different directions (or move the observer’s viewpoint around a fixed graph – it’s relative of course). Double clicking in the graph translates it and moves the centre at the same time. As a result the way the graph tilts will change. Just try it. If you don’t know how to get the normal position back, just refresh the graph.

For more information, please have a look at our other posts, our website or our youtube-channel. Again, the 3D graph generator package (zip) can be downloaded, unpacked in a folder and the .jar file can be started immediately. Our email-address is anrep3d@gmail.com On Twitter we are @AnRep3D and we have a page at LinkedIn.

That’s it for the 3A-companies! Let’s see what the next subject will be.

About AnRep3D

AnRep3D is the new company, founded after the handover of Scientassist (together with VRBI) to one of my sons. From now I will focus on three-dimensional graphs for the financial markets, showing the main figures from annual reports in comparison. As per 2021 a second product is available: EnRep3D. It is meant to visualise energy. Although the engine is the same, the texts, manual, website and examples (including blogposts) are focused at energy.
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