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Baxter International Inc (NYSE:BAX)
Days Sales Outstanding
67.34 (As of Dec. 2016)

Baxter International Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $1,952 Mil. Baxter International Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $2,645 Mil. Hence, Baxter International Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 67.34.

BAX' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 58.53   Max: 112.88
Current: 70.11

58.53
112.88

During the past 13 years, Baxter International Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 112.88. The lowest was 58.53. And the median was 66.28.

BAX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
68% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 61.07 vs. BAX: 70.11 )

Baxter International Inc's days sales outstanding declined from Dec. 2015 (75.40) to Dec. 2016 (67.34).


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.

Baxter International 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
=1952/10163*365
=70.11

Baxter International 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
=1952/2645*365 / 4
=67.34

* 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.

Baxter International Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
DaysSalesOutstanding 65.6658.5366.8964.3763.5863.51112.8867.4978.7670.11

Baxter International Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
DaysSalesOutstanding 95.7364.8598.69105.1565.0275.4070.3164.0062.0367.34
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