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First Majestic Silver Corp (NYSE:AG)
Cash Conversion Cycle
8.27 (As of Dec. 2016)

Cash Conversion Cycle is one of several measures of management effectiveness. It equals Days Sales Outstanding + Days Inventory - Days Accounts Payable.

First Majestic Silver Corp's Days Sales Outstanding for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 8.76.
First Majestic Silver Corp's Days Inventory for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 7.9.
First Majestic Silver Corp's Days Accounts Payable for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 8.39.
Therefore, First Majestic Silver Corp's Cash Conversion Cycle (CCC) for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 8.27.

Definition

Cash Conversion Cycle (CCC) measures how fast a company can convert cash on hand into even more cash on hand. This metric looks at the amount of time needed to sell inventory, the amount of time needed to collect receivables and the length of time the company is afforded to pay its bills without incurring penalties.

Cash Conversion Cycle is one of several measures of management effectiveness.

First Majestic Silver Corp's Cash Conversion Cycle for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

 Cash Conversion Cycle = Days Sales Outstanding + Days Inventory - Days Accounts Payable = 8.34 + 33.86 - 17.15 = 25.05

First Majestic Silver Corp's Cash Conversion Cycle for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as:

 Cash Conversion Cycle = Days Sales Outstanding + Days Inventory - Days Accounts Payable = 8.76 + 7.9 - 8.39 = 8.27

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

Explanation

Generally, the lower this number is, the better for the company. Although it should be combined with other metrics (such as return on equity and return on assets), it can be especially useful for comparing close competitors, because the company with the lowest CCC is often the one with better management.

Be Aware

CCC is most effective with retail-type companies, which have inventories that are sold to customers. Consulting businesses, software companies and insurance companies are all examples of companies for whom this metric is meaningless.

The CCC is one of several tools that can help you evaluate management, especially if it is calculated for several consecutive time periods and for several competitors. Decreasing or steady CCCs are good, while rising ones should motivate you to dig a bit deeper.

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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.

First Majestic Silver Corp Annual Data

 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 CCC 54.40 59.86 49.19 9.44 37.43 2.13 26.68 -0.77 -17.10 25.05

First Majestic Silver Corp Quarterly Data

 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 CCC 38.06 5.69 61.51 -2.22 -19.10 -16.99 -5.36 16.79 25.65 8.27
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