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Energy Transfer Partners LP (NYSE:ETP)
Change In Receivables
\$-374 Mil (As of Dec. 2016)

Energy Transfer Partners LP's change in receivables for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 was \$-374 Mil. It means Energy Transfer Partners LP's accounts receivables declined by \$374 Mil from Sep. 2016 to Dec. 2016 .

Energy Transfer Partners LP's change in receivables for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 was \$-889 Mil. It means Energy Transfer Partners LP's accounts receivables declined by \$889 Mil from Dec. 2015 to Dec. 2016 .

Energy Transfer Partners LP's accounts receivables for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 was \$3,002 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. Energy Transfer Partners LP's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 41.98.

In Ben Grahams calculation of liquidation value, Apple Inc's accounts receivables are only considered to be worth 75% of book value. Energy Transfer Partners LP's liquidation value for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was \$-48,082 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.

Energy Transfer Partners LP's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as:

 Days Sales Outstanding = Account Receivable / Revenue * Days in Period = 3002 / 6526 * 91 = 41.98

2. In Ben Grahams calculation of liquidation value, Energy Transfer Partners LP's accounts receivable are only considered to be worth 75% of book value:

Energy Transfer Partners LP's liquidation value for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as:

 Liquidation Value = Cash and Cash Equivalents - Total Liabilities + (0.75 * Account Receivable) + (0.5 * Inventory) = 360 - 51549 + 0.75 * 3002 + 0.5 * 1712 = -48,082

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

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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.

Energy Transfer Partners LP Annual Data

 Aug07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 ChangeInReceivables 45 220 21 68 -22 261 -499 508 589 -889

Energy Transfer Partners LP Quarterly Data

 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 ChangeInReceivables 99 1,308 464 -449 46 528 84 -684 85 -374
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