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Apple Inc (NAS:AAPL)
Days Sales Outstanding
37.82 (As of Sep. 2014)

Apple Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $17,460 Mil. Apple Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $42,123 Mil. Hence, Apple Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was 37.82.

Apple Inc's days sales outstanding increased from Sep. 2013 (31.91) to Sep. 2014 (37.82).


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.

Apple Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=17460/182795*365
=34.86

Apple Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=17460/42123*365 / 4
=37.82

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

Apple Inc Annual Data

Sep05Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14
DaysSalesOutstanding 23.4523.6624.8923.5828.5930.8318.1025.4927.9834.86

Apple Inc Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
DaysSalesOutstanding 19.9527.7319.4114.8322.8331.9122.5019.3926.3037.82
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