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Amazon.com Inc (NAS:AMZN)
Days Sales Outstanding
17.40 (As of Dec. 2016)

Amazon.com Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $8,339 Mil. Amazon.com Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $43,741 Mil. Hence, Amazon.com Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 17.40.

AMZN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.71   Max: 23.37
Current: 22.38

14.71
23.37

During the past 13 years, Amazon.com Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 23.37. The lowest was 14.71. And the median was 19.41.

AMZN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
63% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.31 vs. AMZN: 22.38 )

Amazon.com Inc's days sales outstanding increased from Dec. 2015 (14.43) to Dec. 2016 (17.40).


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.

Amazon.com 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
=8339/135987*365
=22.38

Amazon.com 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
=8339/43741*365 / 4
=17.40

* 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.

Amazon.com Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
DaysSalesOutstanding 17.3515.7514.7116.9419.5222.8023.3723.0219.2922.38

Amazon.com Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
DaysSalesOutstanding 19.3917.4619.1719.3619.5814.4315.8918.2818.3117.40
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