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Dell Inc (NAS:DELL)
Days Inventory
11.30 (As of Jul. 2013)

Dell Inc's inventory for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was $1,468 Mil. Dell Inc's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was $11,825 Mil. Hence, Dell Inc's days inventory for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was 11.30.

Dell Inc's days inventory declined from Jul. 2012 (12.95) to Jul. 2013 (11.30).

Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). Dell Inc's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was 9.20.

Inventory turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. Dell Inc's inventory turnover for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was 8.06.

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. Dell Inc's inventory to revenue ratio for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was 0.10.


Definition

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

Dell Inc's Days Inventory for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2013 is calculated as

Days Inventory=Inventory/Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=1382/44754*365
=11.27

Dell Inc's Days Inventory for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2013 is calculated as:

Days Inventory=Inventory/Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=1468/11825*91
=11.30

* 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).

Dell Inc's Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 is calculated as

Days Sales of Inventory (DSI)=Inventory/Revenue*Days in Period
=1468/14514*91
=9.20

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

Dell Inc's Inventory Turnover for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 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.

Dell Inc's Inventory to Revenue for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 is calculated as

Inventory to Revenue=Inventory / Revenue
=1468 / 14514
=0.10

* 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.

Dell Inc Annual Data

Jan04Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13
DaysInventory 3.524.184.685.038.716.318.799.4810.6211.27

Dell Inc Quarterly Data

Apr11Jul11Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13
DaysInventory 10.0210.1010.6910.1011.8012.9511.4411.2211.1411.30
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