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Allergan PLC (NYSE:AGN)
Accounts Receivable
$2,653 Mil (As of Mar. 2016)

Accounts Receivable are created when a customer has received a product but has not yet paid for that product. Allergan PLC's accounts receivables for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 was $2,653 Mil.

Accounts receivable can be measured by Days Sales Outstanding. Allergan PLC's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 was 63.77.

In Ben Graham’s calculation of liquidation value, accounts receivable are only considered to be worth 75% of book value. Allergan PLC's Liquidation Value for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 was $-53,849 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.

Allergan PLC's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding
=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=2652.8/3795.9*91
=63.77

2. In Ben Graham’s calculation of liquidation value, Allergan PLC's accounts receivable are only considered to be worth 75% of book value:

Allergan PLC's liquidation value for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 is calculated as:

Liquidation value
=Cash and Cash Equivalents-Total Liabilities+(0.75 * Account Receivable)+(0.5 * Inventory)
=2273.8-58623.7+0.75 * 2652.8+0.5 * 1022.2
=-53,849

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own 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.


Related Terms

Days Sales Outstanding, Revenue, NCAV, Cash and Cash Equivalents, Total Liabilities, Inventory


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Allergan PLC Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Accts Rec. 3852673055175611,1661,3311,4051,1122,402

Allergan PLC Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
Accts Rec. 1,4051,5091,5682,2291,1123,9934,4202,1432,4022,653
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