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Douglas Dynamics Inc (NYSE:PLOW)
Days Inventory
60.73 (As of Dec. 2015)

Douglas Dynamics Inc's average inventory for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $53.4 Mil. Douglas Dynamics Inc's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $80.3 Mil. Hence, Douglas Dynamics Inc's days inventory for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was 60.73.

PLOW' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 63.27   Max: 103.15
Current: 79.08

63.27
103.15

During the past 9 years, Douglas Dynamics Inc's highest Days Inventory was 103.15. The lowest was 63.27. And the median was 76.47.

PLOW's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
68% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Auto Parts industry.

( Industry Median: 58.73 vs. PLOW: 79.08 )

Douglas Dynamics Inc's days inventory declined from Dec. 2014 (62.96) to Dec. 2015 (60.73).

Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). Douglas Dynamics Inc's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was 41.02.

Inventory turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. Douglas Dynamics Inc's inventory turnover for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was 1.50.

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. Douglas Dynamics Inc's inventory to revenue ratio for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was 0.45.


Definition

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

Douglas Dynamics 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
=( (48.248 + 51.584) / 2 ) / 267.545*365
=49.916 / 267.545*365
=68.10

Douglas Dynamics 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
=( (55.245 + 51.584) / 2 ) / 80.259*365 / 4
=53.4145 / 80.259*365 / 4
=60.73

* 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).

Douglas Dynamics 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
=53.4145/118.81*365 / 4
=41.02

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

Douglas Dynamics Inc's Inventory Turnover for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 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.

Douglas Dynamics Inc's Inventory to Revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as

Inventory to Revenue=Average Inventory / Revenue
=53.4145 / 118.81
=0.45

* 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.

Douglas Dynamics Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
DaysInventory 0.000.0071.0286.3778.6163.27103.1582.6574.3268.10

Douglas Dynamics Inc Quarterly Data

Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15
DaysInventory 96.6963.98153.3572.4668.7862.96145.2187.6568.1460.73
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