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Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A)
Days Sales Outstanding
55.84 (As of Jan. 2017)

Agilent Technologies Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was $653 Mil. Agilent Technologies Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was $1,067 Mil. Hence, Agilent Technologies Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was 55.84.

A' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 47.45   Max: 84.27
Current: 56.2

47.45
84.27

During the past 13 years, Agilent Technologies Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 84.27. The lowest was 47.45. And the median was 52.14.

A's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
56% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 60.89 vs. A: 56.20 )

Agilent Technologies Inc's days sales outstanding increased from Jan. 2016 (54.77) to Jan. 2017 (55.84).


Definition

Days sales outstanding measures of the average number of days that a company takes to collect revenue after a sale has been made. It is a financial ratio that illustrates how well a company's accounts receivables are being managed.

Account receivable can be measured by Days Sales Outstanding.

Agilent Technologies Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Oct. 2016 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=631/4202*365
=54.81

Agilent Technologies Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=653/1067*365 / 4
=55.84

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


Explanation

For retailers, when we compare Days Sales Outstanding, it is important to compare the same period in the previous years.


Related Terms

Account Receivable, Revenue


Historical Data

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

Agilent Technologies Inc Annual Data

Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13Oct14Oct15Oct16
DaysSalesOutstanding 49.5048.6848.4758.2647.4549.1284.2756.4554.7854.81

Agilent Technologies Inc Quarterly Data

Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16Oct16Jan17
DaysSalesOutstanding 54.7754.7054.5852.5553.4354.7753.9151.5751.8355.84
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