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American Electric Power Co Inc (NYSE:AEP)
Days Sales Outstanding
39.48 (As of Dec. 2016)

American Electric Power Co Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $1,640 Mil. American Electric Power Co Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $3,790 Mil. Hence, American Electric Power Co Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 39.48.

AEP' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.8   Max: 43.72
Current: 36.54

15.8
43.72

During the past 13 years, American Electric Power Co Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 43.72. The lowest was 15.80. And the median was 37.09.

AEP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
68% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 49.51 vs. AEP: 36.54 )

American Electric Power Co Inc's days sales outstanding increased from Dec. 2015 (38.55) to Dec. 2016 (39.48).


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.

American Electric Power Co Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=1639.9/16380.1*365
=36.54

American Electric Power Co Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=1639.9/3790.1*365 / 4
=39.48

* 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.

American Electric Power Co Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
DaysSalesOutstanding 20.1316.6615.8043.7241.7340.9341.9637.6433.8836.54

American Electric Power Co Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
DaysSalesOutstanding 36.5140.3535.5053.3935.1338.5535.1740.2333.6139.48
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