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Valspar Corp (NYSE:VAL)
Days Inventory
60.42 (As of Apr. 2014)

Valspar Corp's inventory for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $498 Mil. Valspar Corp's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $749 Mil. Hence, Valspar Corp's days inventory for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was 60.42.

Valspar Corp's days inventory increased from Apr. 2013 (56.86) to Apr. 2014 (60.42). It might indicate that Valspar Corp's sales slowed down.

Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). Valspar Corp's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was 40.06.

Inventory turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. Valspar Corp's inventory turnover for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was 1.51.

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. Valspar Corp's inventory to revenue ratio for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was 0.44.


Definition

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

Valspar Corp's Days Inventory for the fiscal year that ended in Oct. 2013 is calculated as

Days Inventory=Inventory/Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=438.982/2745.718*365
=58.36

Valspar Corp's Days Inventory for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2014 is calculated as:

Days Inventory=Inventory/Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=497.579/749.42*91
=60.42

* 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).

Valspar Corp's Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 is calculated as

Days Sales of Inventory (DSI)=Inventory/Revenue*Days in Period
=497.579/1130.178*91
=40.06

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

Valspar Corp's Inventory Turnover for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 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.

Valspar Corp's Inventory to Revenue for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 is calculated as

Inventory to Revenue=Inventory / Revenue
=497.579 / 1130.178
=0.44

* 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.

Valspar Corp Annual Data

Oct04Oct05Oct06Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13
DaysInventory 45.9244.0749.6446.7539.5545.8059.1445.1749.3258.36

Valspar Corp Quarterly Data

Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14
DaysInventory 52.6248.0548.0066.6756.8652.7053.0972.0160.4260.92
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