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Brocade Communications Systems Inc (NAS:BRCD)
Days Inventory
21.37 (As of Apr. 2015)

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's average inventory for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 was $41 Mil. Brocade Communications Systems Inc's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 was $174 Mil. Hence, Brocade Communications Systems Inc's days inventory for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 was 21.37.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's days inventory increased from Apr. 2014 (20.99) to Apr. 2015 (21.37). It might indicate that Brocade Communications Systems Inc's sales slowed down.

Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). Brocade Communications Systems Inc's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 was 6.82.

Inventory turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. Brocade Communications Systems Inc's inventory turnover for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 was 4.27.

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. Brocade Communications Systems Inc's inventory to revenue ratio for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 was 0.07.


Definition

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

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's Days Inventory for the fiscal year that ended in Oct. 2014 is calculated as

Days Inventory (A: Oct. 2014 )
=Average Inventory / COGS*Days in Period
=( (Inventory (A: Oct. 2013 ) + Inventory (A: Oct. 2014 )) / 2 ) / COGS (A: Oct. 2014 )*Days in Period
=( (45.344 + 38.718) / 2 ) / 745.474*365
=42.031 / 745.474*365
=20.58

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's Days Inventory for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2015 is calculated as:

Days Inventory (Q: Apr. 2015 )
=Average Inventory / COGS*Days in Period
=( (Inventory (Q: Jan. 2015 ) + Inventory (Q: Apr. 2015 )) / 2 ) / COGS (Q: Apr. 2015 )*Days in Period
=( (40.275 + 41.379) / 2 ) / 174.366*365 / 4
=40.827 / 174.366*365 / 4
=21.37

* 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).

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 is calculated as

Days Sales of Inventory (DSI)=Average Inventory/Revenue*Days in Period
=40.827/546.575*365 / 4
=6.82

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

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's Inventory Turnover for the three months ended in Apr. 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.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's Inventory to Revenue for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 is calculated as

Inventory to Revenue=Average Inventory / Revenue
=40.827 / 546.575
=0.07

* 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.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc Annual Data

Oct05Oct06Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13Oct14
DaysInventory 12.0811.968.5611.8518.5631.6131.8930.3925.4520.58

Brocade Communications Systems Inc Quarterly Data

Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15
DaysInventory 25.1523.8122.3221.0720.9920.2019.3219.3221.3720.76
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