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Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET)
Days Sales Outstanding
26.57 (As of Dec. 2016)

Aetna Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $4,580 Mil. Aetna Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $15,728 Mil. Hence, Aetna Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 26.57.

AET' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.34   Max: 30.76
Current: 26.47

16.34
30.76

During the past 13 years, Aetna Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 30.76. The lowest was 16.34. And the median was 25.53.

AET's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
56% of the 18 Companies
in the Global Health Care Plans industry.

( Industry Median: 25.70 vs. AET: 26.47 )

Aetna Inc's days sales outstanding declined from Dec. 2015 (28.35) to Dec. 2016 (26.57).


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.

Aetna 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
=4580/63155*365
=26.47

Aetna 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
=4580/15727.8*365 / 4
=26.57

* 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.

Aetna Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
DaysSalesOutstanding 29.2424.5916.3418.9217.5617.9530.6730.7628.2926.47

Aetna Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
DaysSalesOutstanding 21.2630.2031.8135.2827.2028.3528.3833.6929.3126.57
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