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AeroVironment Inc (NAS:AVAV)
Days Sales Outstanding
39.69 (As of Jan. 2017)

AeroVironment Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was $23.1 Mil. AeroVironment Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was $53.2 Mil. Hence, AeroVironment Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was 39.69.

AVAV' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.05   Max: 85.23
Current: 37.63

30.05
85.23

During the past 13 years, AeroVironment Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 85.23. The lowest was 30.05. And the median was 59.62.

AVAV's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
80% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 58.48 vs. AVAV: 37.63 )

AeroVironment Inc's days sales outstanding declined from Jan. 2016 (52.66) to Jan. 2017 (39.69).


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.

AeroVironment Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Apr. 2016 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=56.045/264.098*365
=77.46

AeroVironment Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=23.121/53.163*365 / 4
=39.69

* 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.

AeroVironment Inc Annual Data

Apr07Apr08Apr09Apr10Apr11Apr12Apr13Apr14Apr15Apr16
DaysSalesOutstanding 71.8385.2362.7156.5355.3763.3630.0546.0347.2977.46

AeroVironment Inc Quarterly Data

Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16Oct16Jan17
DaysSalesOutstanding 53.8850.4835.4654.7060.2652.6660.3482.2247.5339.69
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