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Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
Change In Receivables
$67 Mil (As of Jun. 2014)

Dow Chemical Co's change in receivables for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 was $67 Mil. It means Dow Chemical Co's accounts receivables increased by $67 Mil from Mar. 2014 to Jun. 2014 .

Dow Chemical Co's change in receivables for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 was $113 Mil. It means Dow Chemical Co's accounts receivables increased by $113 Mil from Dec. 2012 to Dec. 2013 .

Dow Chemical Co's accounts receivables for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 was $5,536 Mil.

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. Dow Chemical Co's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was 33.77.

In Ben Graham’s calculation of liquidation value, Apple Inc's accounts receivables are only considered to be worth 75% of book value. Dow Chemical Co's liquidation value for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $-29,545 Mil.


Definition

Change In Accounts Receivable relative to the previous period. It is any increase or decrease in the cash a company is owed by its customers.


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.

Dow Chemical Co's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding
=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=5536/14917*91
=33.77

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

Dow Chemical Co's liquidation value for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 is calculated as:

Liquidation Value
=Cash and Cash Equivalents-Total Liabilities+(0.75 * Account Receivable)+(0.5 * Inventory)
=3843-42003+0.75 * 5536+0.5 * 8926
=-29,545

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


Related Terms

Days Sales Outstanding, Account Receivable, 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.

Dow Chemical Co Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
ChangeInReceivables -1,357-469242-1,0022,853-990-171-447116113

Dow Chemical Co Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
ChangeInReceivables 583-38325-846-30784205-871670
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