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Symantec Corp (NAS:SYMC)
Change In Receivables
\$-111 Mil (As of Dec. 2016)

Symantec Corp's change in receivables for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 was \$-111 Mil. It means Symantec Corp's accounts receivables declined by \$111 Mil from Sep. 2016 to Dec. 2016 .

Symantec Corp's change in receivables for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2016 was \$38 Mil. It means Symantec Corp's accounts receivables increased by \$38 Mil from Mar. 2015 to Mar. 2016 .

Symantec Corp's accounts receivables for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 was \$557 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. Symantec Corp's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 48.82.

In Ben Grahams calculation of liquidation value, Apple Inc's accounts receivables are only considered to be worth 75% of book value. Symantec Corp's liquidation value for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was \$-6,818 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.

Symantec Corp's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as:

 Days Sales Outstanding = Account Receivable / Revenue * Days in Period = 557 / 1041 * 91 = 48.82

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

Symantec Corp'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) = 5575 - 12811 + 0.75 * 557 + 0.5 * 0 = -6,818

* 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.

Symantec Corp Annual Data

 Mar07 Mar08 Mar09 Mar10 Mar11 Mar12 Mar13 Mar14 Mar15 Mar16 ChangeInReceivables 34 -7 -85 -14 -88 89 -107 36 -35 38

Symantec Corp Quarterly Data

 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 ChangeInReceivables -40 -244 -59 154 -46 -82 12 244 -19 -111
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