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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NAS:ALXN)
Days Sales Outstanding
70.12 (As of Sep. 2015)

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $512 Mil. Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $667 Mil. Hence, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was 70.12.

ALXN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 70.74   Max: 451.45
Current: 74.69

70.74
451.45

During the past 13 years, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 451.45. The lowest was 70.74. And the median was 110.57.

ALXN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
56% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 64.60 vs. ALXN: 74.69 )

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's days sales outstanding declined from Sep. 2014 (71.74) to Sep. 2015 (70.12).


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.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=432.888/2233.733*365
=70.74

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=512.253/666.637*365 / 4
=70.12

* 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.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc Annual Data

Jul05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
DaysSalesOutstanding 451.45339.23234.47104.92107.32113.85113.8195.1399.2370.74

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc Quarterly Data

Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15
DaysSalesOutstanding 87.6092.2987.0969.0978.4771.7465.8972.9476.8570.12
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