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SUPERVALU Inc (NYSE:SVU)
Days Inventory
34.55 (As of Nov. 2016)

SUPERVALU Inc's average inventory for the three months ended in Nov. 2016 was $983 Mil. SUPERVALU Inc's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Nov. 2016 was $2,596 Mil. Hence, SUPERVALU Inc's days inventory for the three months ended in Nov. 2016 was 34.55.

SVU' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.27   Max: 56.27
Current: 22.97

21.27
56.27

During the past 13 years, SUPERVALU Inc's highest Days Inventory was 56.27. The lowest was 21.27. And the median was 26.87.

SVU's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
69% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 39.30 vs. SVU: 22.97 )

SUPERVALU Inc's days inventory declined from Nov. 2015 (38.28) to Nov. 2016 (34.55).

Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). SUPERVALU Inc's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Nov. 2016 was 29.87.

Inventory turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. SUPERVALU Inc's inventory turnover for the three months ended in Nov. 2016 was 2.64.

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. SUPERVALU Inc's inventory to revenue ratio for the three months ended in Nov. 2016 was 0.33.


Definition

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

SUPERVALU Inc's Days Inventory for the fiscal year that ended in Feb. 2016 is calculated as

Days Inventory (A: Feb. 2016 )
=Average Inventory / COGS*Days in Period
=( (Inventory (A: Feb. 2015 ) + Inventory (A: Feb. 2016 )) / 2 ) / COGS (A: Feb. 2016 )*Days in Period
=( (984 + 1036) / 2 ) / 14945*365
=1010 / 14945*365
=24.67

SUPERVALU Inc's Days Inventory for the quarter that ended in Nov. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Inventory (Q: Nov. 2016 )
=Average Inventory / COGS*Days in Period
=( (Inventory (Q: Aug. 2016 ) + Inventory (Q: Nov. 2016 )) / 2 ) / COGS (Q: Nov. 2016 )*Days in Period
=( (1071 + 895) / 2 ) / 2596*365 / 4
=983 / 2596*365 / 4
=34.55

* 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).

SUPERVALU Inc's Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Nov. 2016 is calculated as

Days Sales of Inventory (DSI)=Average Inventory/Revenue*Days in Period
=983/3003*365 / 4
=29.87

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

SUPERVALU Inc's Inventory Turnover for the three months ended in Nov. 2016 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.

SUPERVALU Inc's Inventory to Revenue for the three months ended in Nov. 2016 is calculated as

* 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.


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 local exchange's currency.

SUPERVALU Inc Annual Data

Feb07Feb08Feb09Feb10Feb11Feb12Feb13Feb14Feb15Feb16
DaysInventory 23.0929.7129.0629.3256.2738.8621.7221.2721.9724.67

SUPERVALU Inc Quarterly Data

Aug14Nov14Feb15May15Aug15Nov15Feb16May16Aug16Nov16
DaysInventory 25.2826.5925.8019.8026.6238.2815.8021.8429.6834.55
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