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Days Inventory
61.88 (As of Mar. 2014)

MeadWestvaco Corp's inventory for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was \$731 Mil. MeadWestvaco Corp's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was \$1,075 Mil. Hence, MeadWestvaco Corp's days inventory for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was 61.88.

MeadWestvaco Corp's days inventory increased from Mar. 2013 (56.23) to Mar. 2014 (61.88). It might indicate that MeadWestvaco Corp's sales slowed down.

Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). MeadWestvaco Corp's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was 50.32.

Inventory turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. MeadWestvaco Corp's inventory turnover for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was 1.47.

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. MeadWestvaco Corp's inventory to revenue ratio for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was 0.55.

Definition

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

MeadWestvaco Corp's Days Inventory for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

 Days Inventory = Inventory / Cost of Goods Sold * Days in Period = 686 / 4429 * 365 = 56.53

MeadWestvaco Corp's Days Inventory for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as:

 Days Inventory = Inventory / Cost of Goods Sold * Days in Period = 731 / 1075 * 91 = 61.88

* 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).

MeadWestvaco Corp's Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as

 Days Sales of Inventory (DSI) = Inventory / Revenue * Days in Period = 731 / 1322 * 91 = 50.32

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

MeadWestvaco Corp's Inventory Turnover for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as

 Inventory Turnover = Cost of Goods Sold / Average Inventory = 1075 / 731 = 1.47

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.

MeadWestvaco Corp's Inventory to Revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as

 Inventory to Revenue = Inventory / Revenue = 731 / 1322 = 0.55

* 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.

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* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.