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Lafarge SA (OTCPK:LFRGY)
Days Inventory
48.74 (As of Sep. 2013)

Lafarge SA's inventory for the three months ended in Sep. 2013 was $2,281 Mil. Lafarge SA's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Sep. 2013 was $4,259 Mil. Hence, Lafarge SA's days inventory for the three months ended in Sep. 2013 was 48.74.

Lafarge SA's days inventory declined from Sep. 2012 (49.15) to Sep. 2013 (48.74).

Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). Lafarge SA's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Sep. 2013 was 35.92.

Inventory turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. Lafarge SA's inventory turnover for the three months ended in Sep. 2013 was 1.87.

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. Lafarge SA's inventory to revenue ratio for the three months ended in Sep. 2013 was 0.39.


Definition

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

Lafarge SA's Days Inventory for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2012 is calculated as

Days Inventory=Inventory/Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=2210.10638298/15884.3085106*365
=50.79

Lafarge SA's Days Inventory for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2013 is calculated as:

Days Inventory=Inventory/Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=2281.03683492/4259.20873124*91
=48.74

* 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).

Lafarge SA's Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Sep. 2013 is calculated as

Days Sales of Inventory (DSI)=Inventory/Revenue*Days in Period
=2281.03683492/5778.9904502*91
=35.92

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

Lafarge SA's Inventory Turnover for the three months ended in Sep. 2013 is calculated as

Inventory Turnover=Cost of Goods Sold / Average Inventory
=4259.20873124 / 2281.03683492
=1.87

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.

Lafarge SA's Inventory to Revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2013 is calculated as

Inventory to Revenue=Inventory / Revenue
=2281.03683492 / 5778.9904502
=0.39

* 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.

Lafarge SA Annual Data

Dec03Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12
DaysInventory 57.1258.4471.4147.7250.6158.3653.0655.0548.0650.79

Lafarge SA Quarterly Data

Jun11Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13
DaysInventory 50.8146.6847.5254.6450.8549.1552.9264.0152.9948.74
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