ABB Ltd Working Capital

Working Capital of ABB for past 10 years: annual, quarterly and twelve month trailing (TTM) including Working Capital growth rates and interactive chart. Working capital, also known as net working capital (NWC), is the difference between a company’s current assets, such as cash, accounts receivable (customers’ unpaid bills) and inventories of raw materials and finished goods, and its current liabilities, such as accounts payable. Net operating working capital is a measure of a company's liquidity and refers to the difference between operating current assets and operating current liabilities. In many cases these calculations are the same and are derived from company cash plus accounts receivable plus inventories, less accounts payable and less accrued expenses. Working capital is a measure of a company's liquidity, operational efficiency and its short-term financial health. If a company has substantial positive working capital, then it should have the potential to invest and grow. If a company's current assets do not exceed its current liabilities, then it may have trouble growing or paying back creditors, or even go bankrupt.

Highlights and Quick Summary

  • Working Capital for the quarter ending September 29, 2019 was $6.6 Billion (a 7.42% increase compared to previous quarter)
  • Year-over-year quarterly Working Capital increased by 93.1%
  • Annual Working Capital for 2019 was $6.19 Billion (a 81.16% increase from previous year)
  • Annual Working Capital for 2018 was $3.42 Billion (a -39.68% decrease from previous year)
  • Annual Working Capital for 2017 was $5.67 Billion (a -4.01% decrease from previous year)
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Historical Working Capital of ABB Ltd

Most recent Working Capitalof ABB including historical data for past 10 years.

Interactive Chart of Working Capital of ABB Ltd

ABB Ltd Working Capital for the past 10 Years (both Annual and Quarterly)

(All values are in $ million)

Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Fiscal Year
2019 $6,600.0 $6,144.0 $4,024.0 $6,192.0
2018 $3,418.0 $3,397.0 $2,958.0 $2,939.0 $3,418.0
2017 $5,666.0 $5,790.0 $6,882.0 $7,054.0 $5,666.0
2016 $5,903.0 $6,725.0 $5,410.0 $7,313.0 $5,903.0
2015 $6,916.0 $8,035.0 $7,549.0 $9,338.0 $6,916.0
2014 $9,406.0 $9,431.0 $9,498.0 $10,517.0 $9,406.0
2013 $9,750.0 $9,187.0 $8,706.0 $9,461.0 $9,750.0
2012 $9,028.0 $7,832.0 $6,693.0 $10,218.0 $9,028.0
2011 $7,226.0 $6,307.0 $6,722.0 $5,893.0 $7,226.0
2010 $8,610.0 $9,261.0 $9,681.0 $10,880.0 $8,610.0
2009 $10,650.0 $10,175.0 $9,591.0 $8,508.0 $10,650.0

Business Profile of ABB Ltd

Sector: Industrial Products
Industry: Machinery Elec
ABB Ltd manufactures and sells electrification, industrial automation, and robotics and motion products for customers in utilities, industry and transport, and infrastructure worldwide. Its Electrification Products segment provides electric vehicle charging infrastructure, solar power solutions, modular substation packages, distribution automation products, switchboard and panel boards, switchgears, UPS solutions, circuit breakers, measuring and sensing devices, control products, wiring accessories, enclosures and cabling systems, and intelligent home and building solutions. This segment serves building, data center, rail, wind and solar, distribution utilities, food and beverage, marine, e-mobility, and oil and gas industries. The company's Robotics and Motion segment offers robotics, motors, generators, drives, wind converters, components and systems for railways and related services, and digital solutions for applications in industries, transportation and infrastructure, and utilities. This segment serves machinery manufacturers, process industries, hybrid and batch manufacturers, transportation equipment manufacturers, discrete manufacturing companies, utilities, and customers in the automotive industry. Its Industrial Automation segment provides process and discrete control solutions, advanced process control software and manufacturing execution systems, sensing, measurement and analytical instrumentation and solutions, electric ship propulsion systems, machine and factory automation solutions, and turbochargers, as well as remote monitoring, preventive maintenance, and cybersecurity services. This segment serves companies in the oil and gas, minerals and mining, metals, pulp and paper, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, power generation, and marine industries. ABB Ltd has a strategic collaboration with IBM. ABB Ltd was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.