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BlueLinx Holdings Inc (NYSE:BXC)
Days Inventory
49.32 (As of Dec. 2016)

BlueLinx Holdings Inc's average inventory for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $200 Mil. BlueLinx Holdings Inc's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $369 Mil. Hence, BlueLinx Holdings Inc's days inventory for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 49.32.

BXC' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.9   Max: 50.55
Current: 47.99

38.9
50.55

During the past 13 years, BlueLinx Holdings Inc's highest Days Inventory was 50.55. The lowest was 38.90. And the median was 44.68.

BXC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
73% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 78.00 vs. BXC: 47.99 )

BlueLinx Holdings Inc's days inventory declined from Dec. 2015 (58.34) to Dec. 2016 (49.32).

Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). BlueLinx Holdings Inc's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 43.19.

Inventory turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. BlueLinx Holdings Inc's inventory turnover for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 1.85.

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. BlueLinx Holdings Inc's inventory to revenue ratio for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 0.47.


Definition

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

BlueLinx Holdings Inc's Days Inventory for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

Days Inventory (A: Dec. 2016 )
=Average Inventory / COGS*Days in Period
=( (Inventory (A: Dec. 2015 ) + Inventory (A: Dec. 2016 )) / 2 ) / COGS (A: Dec. 2016 )*Days in Period
=( (226.66 + 191.287) / 2 ) / 1653.637*365
=208.9735 / 1653.637*365
=46.13

BlueLinx Holdings Inc's Days Inventory for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Inventory (Q: Dec. 2016 )
=Average Inventory / COGS*Days in Period
=( (Inventory (Q: Sep. 2016 ) + Inventory (Q: Dec. 2016 )) / 2 ) / COGS (Q: Dec. 2016 )*Days in Period
=( (207.909 + 191.287) / 2 ) / 369.283*365 / 4
=199.598 / 369.283*365 / 4
=49.32

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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).

BlueLinx Holdings Inc's Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

Days Sales of Inventory (DSI)=Average Inventory/Revenue*Days in Period
=199.598/421.657*365 / 4
=43.19

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

BlueLinx Holdings Inc's Inventory Turnover for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 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.

BlueLinx Holdings Inc's Inventory to Revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

Inventory to Revenue=Average Inventory / Revenue
=199.598 / 421.657
=0.47

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 local exchange's currency.

BlueLinx Holdings Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
DaysInventory 39.5838.9045.5541.3944.1545.2143.0448.6050.5546.13

BlueLinx Holdings Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
DaysInventory 50.0757.2758.3555.2253.0558.3451.8046.6046.3649.32
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