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Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE:NLSN)
Days Payable
32.41 (As of Dec. 2016)

Nielsen Holdings PLC's payable for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $238 Mil. Nielsen Holdings PLC's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $670 Mil. Hence, Nielsen Holdings PLC's days payable for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 32.41.

NLSN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.77   Max: 180.99
Current: 33.32

21.77
180.99

During the past 9 years, Nielsen Holdings PLC's highest Days Payable was 180.99. The lowest was 21.77. And the median was 31.07.

NLSN's Days Payable is ranked higher than
85% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 36.89 vs. NLSN: 33.32 )

Nielsen Holdings PLC's days payable increased from Dec. 2015 (30.14) to Dec. 2016 (32.41). It may suggest that Nielsen Holdings PLC 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 Holdings PLC's Days Payable for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

Days Payable=Payable/Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=238/2607*365
=33.32

Nielsen Holdings PLC's Days Payable for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Payable=Payable/Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=238/670*365 / 4
=32.41

* 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.

Nielsen Holdings PLC Annual Data

Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
DaysPayable 0.00180.99180.43164.9330.0324.6121.7731.0731.0533.32

Nielsen Holdings PLC Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
DaysPayable 129.1331.16125.87117.02136.2130.14130.26121.11131.4732.41
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