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Alkermes PLC (NAS:ALKS)
Days Sales Outstanding
81.73 (As of Sep. 2014)

Alkermes PLC's account receivable for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $143.7 Mil. Alkermes PLC's revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $160.0 Mil. Hence, Alkermes PLC's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was 81.73.

Alkermes PLC's days sales outstanding declined from Jun. 2013 (85.71) to Sep. 2014 (81.73).


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 Mar. 2013 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=124.62/575.548*365
=79.03

Alkermes PLC's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=143.692/159.992*91
=81.73

* 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.

Alkermes PLC Annual Data

Mar04Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13
DaysSalesOutstanding 107.7290.2187.2085.2571.6427.4651.8344.9290.2179.03

Alkermes PLC Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Mar14Jun14Sep14
DaysSalesOutstanding 67.2281.0974.8780.2469.3985.7178.4086.0782.6381.73
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