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Gouverneur Bancorp Inc (OTCPK:GOVB)
Accounts Receivable
\$2.20 Mil (As of Jun. 2008)

Accounts Receivable are created when a customer has received a product but has not yet paid for that product. Gouverneur Bancorp Inc's accounts receivables for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2008 was \$2.20 Mil.

Accounts receivable can be measured by Days Sales Outstanding. Gouverneur Bancorp Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2008 was 163.63.

In Ben Grahams calculation of liquidation value, accounts receivable are only considered to be worth 75% of book value. Gouverneur Bancorp Inc's Liquidation Value for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2008 was \$-105.04 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.

Gouverneur Bancorp Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2008 is calculated as:

 Days Sales Outstanding = Account Receivable / Revenue * Days in Period = 2.202 / 1.228 * 91 = 163.63

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

Gouverneur Bancorp Inc's liquidation value for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2008 is calculated as:

 Liquidation value = Cash and Cash Equivalents - Total Liabilities + (0.75 * Account Receivable) + (0.5 * Inventory) = 7.095 - 113.788 + 0.75 * 2.202 + 0.5 * 0 = -105.04

* 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.

Gouverneur Bancorp Inc Annual Data

 Sep98 Sep99 Sep00 Sep01 Sep02 Sep03 Sep04 Sep05 Sep06 Sep07 Accts Rec. 0.35 0.50 0.50 0.49 0.40 0.91 1.02 1.48 2.24 2.08

Gouverneur Bancorp Inc Quarterly Data

 Mar06 Jun06 Sep06 Dec06 Mar07 Jun07 Sep07 Dec07 Mar08 Jun08 Accts Rec. 1.49 1.91 2.24 1.85 1.81 1.92 2.08 2.09 2.44 2.20
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