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Sirona Dental Systems Inc (NAS:SIRO)
Accounts Receivable
\$193 Mil (As of Dec. 2015)

Accounts Receivable are created when a customer has received a product but has not yet paid for that product. Sirona Dental Systems Inc's accounts receivables for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2015 was \$193 Mil.

Accounts receivable can be measured by Days Sales Outstanding. Sirona Dental Systems Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2015 was 57.86.

In Ben Grahams calculation of liquidation value, accounts receivable are only considered to be worth 75% of book value. Sirona Dental Systems Inc's Liquidation Value for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2015 was \$186 Mil.

Definition

Accounts Receivable is money owed to a business by customers and shown on its Balance Sheet as an asset.

Explanation

1. Accounts Receivable are created when a customer has received a product but has not yet paid for that product. Days sales outstanding measures of the average number of days that a company takes to collect revenue after a sale has been made. It is a financial ratio that illustrates how well a company's accounts receivables are being managed.

Sirona Dental Systems Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as:

 Days Sales Outstanding = Account Receivable / Revenue * Days in Period = 192.9 / 304.2 * 91 = 57.86

2. In Ben Grahams calculation of liquidation value, Sirona Dental Systems Inc's accounts receivable are only considered to be worth 75% of book value:

Sirona Dental Systems Inc's liquidation value for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as:

 Liquidation value = Cash and Cash Equivalents - Total Liabilities + (0.75 * Account Receivable) + (0.5 * Inventory) = 485 - 509.2 + 0.75 * 192.9 + 0.5 * 131.9 = 186

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

Be Aware

Net receivables tells us a great deal about the different competitors in the same industry. In competitive industries, some attempt to gain advantage by offering better credit terms, causing increase in sales and receivables.

If company consistently shows lower % Net receivables to gross sales than competitors, then it usually has some kind of competitive advantage which requires further digging.

Average Days Sales Outstanding is a good indicator for measuring a companys sales channel and customers. A company may book great revenue and earnings growth but never receive payment from their customers. This may force a write-off in the future and depress future earnings.

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Historical Data

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

Sirona Dental Systems Inc Annual Data

 Mar06 Sep07 Sep08 Sep09 Sep10 Sep11 Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Accts Rec. 9 87 80 98 83 98 133 145 116 155

Sirona Dental Systems Inc Quarterly Data

 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Accts Rec. 145 162 151 172 116 156 136 184 155 193
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