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Colgate-Palmolive Co (NYSE:CL)
Days Inventory
71.70 (As of Sep. 2016)

Colgate-Palmolive Co's average inventory for the six months ended in Sep. 2016 was $1,213 Mil. Colgate-Palmolive Co's cost of goods sold for the six months ended in Sep. 2016 was $1,543 Mil. Hence, Colgate-Palmolive Co's days inventory for the six months ended in Sep. 2016 was 143.41.

CL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 61.45   Max: 71.96
Current: 71.96

61.45
71.96

During the past 13 years, Colgate-Palmolive Co's highest Days Inventory was 71.96. The lowest was 61.45. And the median was 69.09.

CL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
56% of the 1494 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 64.79 vs. CL: 71.96 )

Colgate-Palmolive Co's days inventory declined from Mar. 2016 (72.75) to Sep. 2016 (71.70).

Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). Colgate-Palmolive Co's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the six months ended in Sep. 2016 was 57.22.

Inventory turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. Colgate-Palmolive Co's inventory turnover for the six months ended in Sep. 2016 was 1.27.

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. Colgate-Palmolive Co's inventory to revenue ratio for the six months ended in Sep. 2016 was 0.31.


Definition

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

Colgate-Palmolive Co's Days Inventory for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as

Days Inventory (A: Dec. 2015 )
=Average Inventory / COGS*Days in Period
=( (Inventory (A: Dec. 2014 ) + Inventory (A: Dec. 2015 )) / 2 ) / COGS (A: Dec. 2015 )*Days in Period
=( (1382 + 1180) / 2 ) / 6635*365
=1281 / 6635*365
=70.47

Colgate-Palmolive Co's Days Inventory for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Inventory (Q: Sep. 2016 )
=Average Inventory / COGS*Days in Period
=( (Inventory (Q: Jun. 2016 ) + Inventory (Q: Sep. 2016 )) / 2 ) / COGS (Q: Sep. 2016 )*Days in Period
=( (1232 + 1193) / 2 ) / 1543*365 / 2
=1212.5 / 1543*365 / 2
=143.41

* 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).

Colgate-Palmolive Co's Days Sales of Inventory for the six months ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as

Days Sales of Inventory (DSI)=Average Inventory/Revenue*Days in Period
=1212.5/3867*365 / 2
=57.22

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

Colgate-Palmolive Co's Inventory Turnover for the six months ended in Sep. 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.

Colgate-Palmolive Co's Inventory to Revenue for the six months ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as

* 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.

Colgate-Palmolive Co Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
DaysInventory 61.4565.8364.4669.4969.7665.1268.6870.5371.4770.47

Colgate-Palmolive Co Semi-Annual Data

Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16
DaysInventory 75.6973.4173.2774.2871.8171.8369.8072.7573.0171.70
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