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Acuity Brands Inc (NYSE:AYI)
Days Inventory
62.85 (As of Feb. 2014)

Acuity Brands Inc's inventory for the three months ended in Feb. 2014 was $229 Mil. Acuity Brands Inc's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Feb. 2014 was $331 Mil. Hence, Acuity Brands Inc's days inventory for the three months ended in Feb. 2014 was 62.85.

Acuity Brands Inc's days inventory increased from Feb. 2013 (59.35) to Feb. 2014 (62.85). It might indicate that Acuity Brands Inc's sales slowed down.

Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). Acuity Brands Inc's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Feb. 2014 was 38.09.

Inventory turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. Acuity Brands Inc's inventory turnover for the three months ended in Feb. 2014 was 1.45.

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. Acuity Brands Inc's inventory to revenue ratio for the three months ended in Feb. 2014 was 0.42.


Definition

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

Acuity Brands Inc's Days Inventory for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2013 is calculated as

Days Inventory=Inventory/Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=203/1251.5*365
=59.20

Acuity Brands Inc's Days Inventory for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2014 is calculated as:

Days Inventory=Inventory/Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=228.6/331*91
=62.85

* 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).

Acuity Brands Inc's Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Feb. 2014 is calculated as

Days Sales of Inventory (DSI)=Inventory/Revenue*Days in Period
=228.6/546.2*91
=38.09

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

Acuity Brands Inc's Inventory Turnover for the three months ended in Feb. 2014 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.

Acuity Brands Inc's Inventory to Revenue for the three months ended in Feb. 2014 is calculated as

Inventory to Revenue=Inventory / Revenue
=228.6 / 546.2
=0.42

* 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.

Acuity Brands Inc Annual Data

Aug04Aug05Aug06Aug07Aug08Aug09Aug10Aug11Aug12Aug13
DaysInventory 64.7259.4253.6936.6143.9350.2756.3356.8261.8459.20

Acuity Brands Inc Quarterly Data

Nov11Feb12May12Aug12Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14
DaysInventory 52.6852.4653.7758.1460.4559.3557.1453.9456.1562.85
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