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Nielsen NV (NYSE:NLSN)
Days Payable
129.13 (As of Sep. 2014)

Nielsen NV's payable for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $917 Mil. Nielsen NV's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $648 Mil. Hence, Nielsen NV's days payable for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was 129.13.

Nielsen NV's days payable declined from Sep. 2013 (157.66) to Sep. 2014 (129.13). It may suggest that Nielsen NV 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.

Nielsen NV's Days Payable for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Days Payable=Payable/Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=143/2398*365
=21.77

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

Days Payable=Payable/Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=917/648*365 / 4
=129.13

* 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

Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
DaysPayable 0.000.000.000.00180.99180.43164.9329.3724.0321.77

Nielsen NV Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
DaysPayable 137.52147.6223.44130.49130.42157.6619.59130.48119.02129.13
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