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Accenture PLC (NYSE:ACN)
Days Sales Outstanding
46.37 (As of Feb. 2017)

Accenture PLC's account receivable for the three months ended in Feb. 2017 was $4,452 Mil. Accenture PLC's revenue for the three months ended in Feb. 2017 was $8,762 Mil. Hence, Accenture PLC's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Feb. 2017 was 46.37.

ACN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 37.76   Max: 65.11
Current: 45.52

37.76
65.11

During the past 13 years, Accenture PLC's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 65.11. The lowest was 37.76. And the median was 42.95.

ACN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
74% of the 1492 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 68.98 vs. ACN: 45.52 )

Accenture PLC's days sales outstanding increased from Feb. 2016 (43.32) to Feb. 2017 (46.37).


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.

Accenture PLC's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2016 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=4072.18/34797.661*365
=42.71

Accenture PLC's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2017 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=4452.252/8762.182*365 / 4
=46.37

* 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.

Accenture PLC Annual Data

Aug07Aug08Aug09Aug10Aug11Aug12Aug13Aug14Aug15Aug16
DaysSalesOutstanding 62.9465.1152.9640.0643.1837.7640.0344.2042.5942.71

Accenture PLC Quarterly Data

Nov14Feb15May15Aug15Nov15Feb16May16Aug16Nov16Feb17
DaysSalesOutstanding 41.3442.4340.9941.9043.7743.3243.7841.4543.5646.37
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