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Plum Creek Timber Co Inc (NYSE:PCL)
Days Inventory
23.01 (As of Dec. 2015)

Plum Creek Timber Co Inc's average inventory for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was \$58 Mil. Plum Creek Timber Co Inc's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was \$230 Mil. Hence, Plum Creek Timber Co Inc's days inventory for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was 23.01.

Plum Creek Timber Co Inc's days inventory increased from Dec. 2014 (17.72) to Dec. 2015 (23.01). It might indicate that Plum Creek Timber Co Inc's sales slowed down.

Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). Plum Creek Timber Co Inc's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was 16.39.

Inventory turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. Plum Creek Timber Co Inc's inventory turnover for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was 3.97.

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. Plum Creek Timber Co Inc's inventory to revenue ratio for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was 0.18.

Definition

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

Plum Creek Timber Co Inc'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 = ( (61 + 57) / 2 ) / 1037 * 365 = 59 / 1037 * 365 = 20.77

Plum Creek Timber Co Inc's Days Inventory for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as:

 Days Inventory (Q: Dec. 2015 ) = Average Inventory / COGS * Days in Period = ( (Inventory (Q: Sep. 2015 ) + Inventory (Q: Dec. 2015 )) / 2 ) / COGS (Q: Dec. 2015 ) * Days in Period = ( (59 + 57) / 2 ) / 230 * 365 / 4 = 58 / 230 * 365 / 4 = 23.01

* 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).

Plum Creek Timber Co Inc's Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as

 Days Sales of Inventory (DSI) = Average Inventory / Revenue * Days in Period = 58 / 323 * 365 / 4 = 16.39

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

Plum Creek Timber Co Inc's Inventory Turnover for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as

 Inventory Turnover = Cost of Goods Sold / Average Inventory = 230 / 58 = 3.97

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.

Plum Creek Timber Co Inc's Inventory to Revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as

 Inventory to Revenue = Average Inventory / Revenue = 58 / 323 = 0.18

* 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.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Plum Creek Timber Co Inc Annual Data

 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 DaysInventory 26.92 26.79 24.61 24.63 21.48 22.44 18.77 20.63 20.09 20.77

Plum Creek Timber Co Inc Quarterly Data

 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 DaysInventory 19.07 21.15 22.03 19.95 18.87 17.72 17.38 23.11 19.80 23.01
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