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BHP Billiton Ltd (NYSE:BHP)
Days Sales Outstanding
27.52 (As of Jun. 2015)

BHP Billiton Ltd's account receivable for the six months ended in Jun. 2015 was $2,982 Mil. BHP Billiton Ltd's revenue for the six months ended in Jun. 2015 was $19,776 Mil. Hence, BHP Billiton Ltd's days sales outstanding for the six months ended in Jun. 2015 was 27.52.

BHP' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.87   Max: 49.09
Current: 25.31

23.87
49.09

During the past 13 years, BHP Billiton Ltd's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 49.09. The lowest was 23.87. And the median was 28.90.

BHP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
58% of the 628 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 33.93 vs. BHP: 25.31 )

BHP Billiton Ltd's days sales outstanding declined from Jun. 2014 (36.96) to Jun. 2015 (27.52).


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.

BHP Billiton Ltd's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Jun. 2015 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=2982/44636*365
=24.38

BHP Billiton Ltd's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2015 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=2982/19776*365 / 2
=27.52

* 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.

BHP Billiton Ltd Annual Data

Jun06Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13Jun14Jun15
DaysSalesOutstanding 43.4944.6049.0926.9334.1930.8723.8724.4325.0924.38

BHP Billiton Ltd Semi-Annual Data

Dec10Jun11Dec11Jun12Dec12Jun13Dec13Jun14Dec14Jun15
DaysSalesOutstanding 42.8929.4740.0526.1245.1336.9736.0136.9645.6227.52
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