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Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ACI)
Days Sales Outstanding
26.23 (As of Sep. 2014)

Arch Coal Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $213 Mil. Arch Coal Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $742 Mil. Hence, Arch Coal Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was 26.23.

Arch Coal Inc's days sales outstanding increased from Sep. 2013 (21.99) to Sep. 2014 (26.23).


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.

Arch Coal Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=198.02/3014.357*365
=23.98

Arch Coal 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
=213.369/742.18*365 / 4
=26.23

* 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.

Arch Coal Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
DaysSalesOutstanding 34.6226.0730.9734.7826.3127.0323.8332.4123.9823.98

Arch Coal Inc Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
DaysSalesOutstanding 30.9425.9826.0532.5831.5221.9925.1228.5226.0526.23
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