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Nielsen NV (NYSE:NLSN)
Days Payable
31.16 (As of Dec. 2014)

Nielsen NV's payable for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $223 Mil. Nielsen NV's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $653 Mil. Hence, Nielsen NV's days payable for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was 31.16.

Nielsen NV's days payable increased from Dec. 2013 (19.59) to Dec. 2014 (31.16). It may suggest that Nielsen NV delayed 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.

Nielsen NV's Days Payable for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

Days Payable=Payable/Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=223/2620*365
=31.07

Nielsen NV's Days Payable for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as:

Days Payable=Payable/Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=223/653*365 / 4
=31.16

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


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Revenue


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Nielsen NV Annual Data

Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
DaysPayable 0.000.000.00180.99180.43164.9329.3724.6121.7731.07

Nielsen NV Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
DaysPayable 151.6423.76133.64130.42157.6619.59130.48119.02129.1331.16
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