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Alere Inc (NYSE:ALR)
Days Sales Outstanding
65.20 (As of Dec. 2015)

Alere Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $446 Mil. Alere Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $624 Mil. Hence, Alere Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was 65.20.

ALR' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 60.28   Max: 79.93
Current: 68.89

60.28
79.93

During the past 13 years, Alere Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 79.93. The lowest was 60.28. And the median was 67.28.

ALR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
53% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 66.20 vs. ALR: 68.89 )

Alere Inc's days sales outstanding increased from Dec. 2014 (64.39) to Dec. 2015 (65.20).


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.

Alere Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=445.833/2463.316*365
=66.06

Alere Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=445.833/623.963*365 / 4
=65.20

* 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.

Alere Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
DaysSalesOutstanding 64.3571.0360.2867.2967.2672.7779.9368.1965.3566.06

Alere Inc Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
DaysSalesOutstanding 66.9677.1775.7765.3264.3970.2268.5668.5665.2072.48
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