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Barnes & Noble Inc (NYSE:BKS)
Days Inventory
125.18 (As of Apr. 2014)

Barnes & Noble Inc's inventory for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $1,235 Mil. Barnes & Noble Inc's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $898 Mil. Hence, Barnes & Noble Inc's days inventory for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was 125.18.

Barnes & Noble Inc's days inventory increased from Apr. 2013 (122.72) to Apr. 2014 (125.18). It might indicate that Barnes & Noble Inc's sales slowed down.

Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). Barnes & Noble Inc's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was 84.99.

Inventory turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. Barnes & Noble Inc's inventory turnover for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was 0.73.

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. Barnes & Noble Inc's inventory to revenue ratio for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was 0.93.


Definition

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

Barnes & Noble Inc's Days Inventory for the fiscal year that ended in Apr. 2014 is calculated as

Days Inventory=Inventory/Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=1234.635/4523.422*365
=99.62

Barnes & Noble Inc's Days Inventory for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2014 is calculated as:

Days Inventory=Inventory/Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=1234.635/897.555*91
=125.18

* 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).

Barnes & Noble Inc's Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 is calculated as

Days Sales of Inventory (DSI)=Inventory/Revenue*Days in Period
=1234.635/1321.906*91
=84.99

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

Barnes & Noble Inc's Inventory Turnover for the three months ended in Apr. 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.

Barnes & Noble Inc's Inventory to Revenue for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 is calculated as

Inventory to Revenue=Inventory / Revenue
=1234.635 / 1321.906
=0.93

* 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.

Barnes & Noble Inc Annual Data

Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Apr10Apr11Apr12Apr13Apr14
DaysInventory 137.37135.64136.47132.33124.07121.0696.59109.3899.8699.62

Barnes & Noble Inc Quarterly Data

Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14
DaysInventory 92.46145.89170.78116.5797.24122.72165.45113.8794.24125.18
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