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Airgas Inc (NYSE:ARG)
Days Sales Outstanding
48.69 (As of Dec. 2013)

Airgas Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $665 Mil. Airgas Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $1,243 Mil. Hence, Airgas Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was 48.69.

Airgas Inc's days sales outstanding increased from Dec. 2012 (48.61) to Dec. 2013 (48.69).


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.

Airgas Inc'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
=710.74/4957.497*365
=52.33

Airgas Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=664.966/1242.846*91
=48.69

* 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.

Airgas Inc Annual Data

Mar04Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13
DaysSalesOutstanding 21.0522.9417.0622.0516.6815.5017.6047.2450.1752.33

Airgas Inc Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
DaysSalesOutstanding 46.0746.9747.8449.1250.8448.6151.2151.2349.8148.69
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