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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NAS:ALXN)
Days Inventory
397.44 (As of Sep. 2015)

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's average inventory for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $235 Mil. Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $54 Mil. Hence, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's days inventory for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was 397.44.

ALXN' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 202.61   Max: 959.95
Current: 348.17

202.61
959.95

During the past 13 years, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's highest Days Inventory was 959.95. The lowest was 202.61. And the median was 330.15.

ALXN's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
89% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 126.53 vs. ALXN: 348.17 )

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's days inventory increased from Sep. 2014 (250.66) to Sep. 2015 (397.44). It might indicate that Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's sales slowed down.

Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was 32.23.

Inventory turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's inventory turnover for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was 0.23.

Inventory to revenue ratio determines the ability of a company to manage their inventory levels. It measures the percentage of Inventories the company currently has on hand to support the current amount of Revenue. Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's inventory to revenue ratio for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was 0.35.


Definition

Days Inventory indicates the number of days of goods in sales that a company has in the inventory.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's Days Inventory for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

Days Inventory (A: Dec. 2014 )
=Average Inventory / COGS*Days in Period
=( (Inventory (A: Dec. 2013 ) + Inventory (A: Dec. 2014 )) / 2 ) / COGS (A: Dec. 2014 )*Days in Period
=( (102.602 + 176.441) / 2 ) / 173.862*365
=139.5215 / 173.862*365
=292.91

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's Days Inventory for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as:

Days Inventory (Q: Sep. 2015 )
=Average Inventory / COGS*Days in Period
=( (Inventory (Q: Jun. 2015 ) + Inventory (Q: Sep. 2015 )) / 2 ) / COGS (Q: Sep. 2015 )*Days in Period
=( (234.347 + 236.542) / 2 ) / 54.057*365 / 4
=235.4445 / 54.057*365 / 4
=397.44

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


Explanation

An increase of Days Inventory may indicate the company's sales slowed.

1. Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI).

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as

Days Sales of Inventory (DSI)=Average Inventory/Revenue*Days in Period
=235.4445/666.637*365 / 4
=32.23

2. Inventory Turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's Inventory Turnover for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as

3. Inventory to Revenue determines the ability of a company to manage their inventory levels. It measures the percentage of Inventories the company currently has on hand to support the current amount of Revenue.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's Inventory to Revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as

Inventory to Revenue=Average Inventory / Revenue
=235.4445 / 666.637
=0.35

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


Be Aware

A lot of business are seasonable. It makes more sense to compare Days Inventory from the same period in the previous year instead of from the previous quarter.


Related Terms

Cost of Goods Sold, Inventory, Revenue, Inventory Turnover, Inventory to Revenue


Historical Data

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

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
DaysInventory 0.00959.95532.25367.38291.86281.28440.75202.61292.91365.11

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc Quarterly Data

Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15
DaysInventory 193.51183.91316.86312.04250.66292.07230.72358.67397.44416.79
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