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BHP Billiton Ltd (NYSE:BHP)
Days Sales Outstanding
18.73 (As of Dec. 2013)

BHP Billiton Ltd's account receivable for the six months ended in Dec. 2013 was $6,987 Mil. BHP Billiton Ltd's revenue for the six months ended in Dec. 2013 was $33,948 Mil. Hence, BHP Billiton Ltd's days sales outstanding for the six months ended in Dec. 2013 was 18.73.

BHP Billiton Ltd's days sales outstanding declined from Dec. 2012 (22.50) to Dec. 2013 (18.73).


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. 2013 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=7055/65968*365
=39.04

BHP Billiton Ltd's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=6987/33948*91
=18.73

* 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

Jun04Jun05Jun06Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13
DaysSalesOutstanding 44.3043.3734.6747.3560.8840.5447.0143.0939.6339.04

BHP Billiton Ltd Semi-Annual Data

Jun09Dec09Jun10Dec10Jun11Dec11Jun12Dec12Jun13Dec13
DaysSalesOutstanding 24.8424.1122.3721.2120.6719.9720.5422.5018.9418.73
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