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Alkermes PLC (NAS:ALKS)
Days Sales Outstanding
81.67 (As of Dec. 2016)

Alkermes PLC's account receivable for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $191.1 Mil. Alkermes PLC's revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $213.5 Mil. Hence, Alkermes PLC's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 81.67.

ALKS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.46   Max: 93.54
Current: 93.54

27.46
93.54

During the past 13 years, Alkermes PLC's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 93.54. The lowest was 27.46. And the median was 82.14.

ALKS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
70% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 62.87 vs. ALKS: 93.54 )

Alkermes PLC's days sales outstanding declined from Dec. 2015 (86.99) to Dec. 2016 (81.67).


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.

Alkermes PLC'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
=191.102/745.694*365
=93.54

Alkermes PLC's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=191.102/213.513*365 / 4
=81.67

* 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.

Alkermes PLC Annual Data

Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Dec14Dec15Dec16
DaysSalesOutstanding 85.2571.6427.4651.8344.9290.2179.0389.3990.3293.54

Alkermes PLC Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
DaysSalesOutstanding 81.9578.9580.3681.8584.2886.9981.3886.5089.8381.67
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