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DST Systems Inc (NYSE:DST)
Days Payable
19.09 (As of Sep. 2016)

DST Systems Inc's payable for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $61 Mil. DST Systems Inc's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $290 Mil. Hence, DST Systems Inc's days payable for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was 19.09.

DST' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.3   Max: 19.5
Current: 14.83

10.3
19.5

During the past 13 years, DST Systems Inc's highest Days Payable was 19.50. The lowest was 10.30. And the median was 14.22.

DST's Days Payable is ranked lower than
77% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 36.89 vs. DST: 14.83 )

DST Systems Inc's days payable declined from Sep. 2015 (26.67) to Sep. 2016 (19.09). It may suggest that DST Systems Inc accelerated paying its suppliers.


Definition

Days Payable indicates the number of days that the account payable relative to revenue the company has. An increase of Days Payable may suggest that the company delays paying its suppliers.

DST Systems Inc's Days Payable for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as

Days Payable=Payable/Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=84.9/2397.5*365
=12.93

DST Systems Inc's Days Payable for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Payable=Payable/Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=60.6/289.6*365 / 4
=19.09

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


Related Terms

Revenue


Historical Data

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

DST Systems Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
DaysPayable 13.9410.3014.0712.8519.5015.5914.3716.0912.9318.92

DST Systems Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
DaysPayable 13.4815.8413.6229.5126.675.0211.8513.2719.0919.36
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