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Sycamore Networks, Inc. (OTCPK:SCMR)
Days Inventory
207.35 (As of Jan. 2013)

Sycamore Networks, Inc.'s inventory for the three months ended in Jan. 2013 was $9.16 Mil. Sycamore Networks, Inc.'s cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Jan. 2013 was $4.02 Mil. Hence, Sycamore Networks, Inc.'s days inventory for the three months ended in Jan. 2013 was 207.35.

Sycamore Networks, Inc.'s days inventory increased from Jan. 2012 (160.32) to Jan. 2013 (207.35). It might indicate that Sycamore Networks, Inc.'s sales slowed down.

Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). Sycamore Networks, Inc.'s days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Jan. 2013 was 88.04.

Inventory turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. Sycamore Networks, Inc.'s inventory turnover for the three months ended in Jan. 2013 was 0.44.

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. Sycamore Networks, Inc.'s inventory to revenue ratio for the three months ended in Jan. 2013 was 0.97.


Definition

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

Sycamore Networks, Inc.'s Days Inventory for the fiscal year that ended in Jul. 2012 is calculated as

Days Inventory=Inventory/Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=8.469/24.331*365
=127.05

Sycamore Networks, Inc.'s Days Inventory for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2013 is calculated as:

Days Inventory=Inventory/Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=9.162/4.021*91
=207.35

* 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).

Sycamore Networks, Inc.'s Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Jan. 2013 is calculated as

Days Sales of Inventory (DSI)=Inventory/Revenue*Days in Period
=9.162/9.47*91
=88.04

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

Sycamore Networks, Inc.'s Inventory Turnover for the three months ended in Jan. 2013 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.

Sycamore Networks, Inc.'s Inventory to Revenue for the three months ended in Jan. 2013 is calculated as

Inventory to Revenue=Inventory / Revenue
=9.162 / 9.47
=0.97

* 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.

Sycamore Networks, Inc. Annual Data

Jul03Jul04Jul05Jul06Jul07Jul08Jul09Jul10Jul11Jul12
DaysInventory 53.0150.3257.7349.9589.85138.56152.36131.77187.07127.05

Sycamore Networks, Inc. Quarterly Data

Oct10Jan11Apr11Jul11Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13
DaysInventory 139.80200.74217.40186.58140.85160.32155.41107.35164.00207.35
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