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National Grid PLC (NYSE:NGG)
Days Inventory
7.35 (As of Sep. 2013)

National Grid PLC's inventory for the six months ended in Sep. 2013 was $675 Mil. National Grid PLC's cost of goods sold for the six months ended in Sep. 2013 was $8,351 Mil. Hence, National Grid PLC's days inventory for the six months ended in Sep. 2013 was 7.35.

National Grid PLC's days inventory declined from Sep. 2012 (8.47) to Sep. 2013 (7.35).

Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). National Grid PLC's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the six months ended in Sep. 2013 was 5.67.

Inventory turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. National Grid PLC's inventory turnover for the six months ended in Sep. 2013 was 12.38.

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. National Grid PLC's inventory to revenue ratio for the six months ended in Sep. 2013 was 0.06.


Definition

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

National Grid PLC's Days Inventory for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2013 is calculated as

Days Inventory=Inventory/Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=433.384379786/16240.4287902*365
=9.74

National Grid PLC's Days Inventory for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2013 is calculated as:

Days Inventory=Inventory/Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=674.718196457/8351.04669887*91
=7.35

* 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).

National Grid PLC's Days Sales of Inventory for the six months ended in Sep. 2013 is calculated as

Days Sales of Inventory (DSI)=Inventory/Revenue*Days in Period
=674.718196457/10822.8663446*91
=5.67

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

National Grid PLC's Inventory Turnover for the six months ended in Sep. 2013 is calculated as

Inventory Turnover=Cost of Goods Sold / Average Inventory
=8351.04669887 / 674.718196457
=12.38

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.

National Grid PLC's Inventory to Revenue for the six months ended in Sep. 2013 is calculated as

Inventory to Revenue=Inventory / Revenue
=674.718196457 / 10822.8663446
=0.06

* 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.

National Grid PLC Annual Data

Mar04Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13
DaysInventory 0.000.008.666.1825.1319.3518.3011.0212.309.74

National Grid PLC Semi-Annual Data

Mar09Sep09Mar10Sep10Mar11Sep11Mar12Sep12Mar13Sep13
DaysInventory 9.4912.6510.6910.855.079.985.768.474.117.35
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