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BHP Billiton Ltd (NYSE:BHP)
Days Sales Outstanding
44.69 (As of Jun. 2016)

BHP Billiton Ltd's account receivable for the six months ended in Jun. 2016 was $3,722 Mil. BHP Billiton Ltd's revenue for the six months ended in Jun. 2016 was $15,200 Mil. Hence, BHP Billiton Ltd's days sales outstanding for the six months ended in Jun. 2016 was 44.69.

BHP' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.46   Max: 49.1
Current: 43.47

24.46
49.1

During the past 13 years, BHP Billiton Ltd's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 49.10. The lowest was 24.46. And the median was 35.41.

BHP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
56% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 37.04 vs. BHP: 43.47 )

BHP Billiton Ltd's days sales outstanding declined from Jun. 2015 (45.95) to Jun. 2016 (44.69).


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.

BHP Billiton Ltd's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Jun. 2016 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=3722/30912*365
=43.95

BHP Billiton Ltd's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=3722/15200*365 / 2
=44.69

* 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.

BHP Billiton Ltd Annual Data

Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13Jun14Jun15Jun16
DaysSalesOutstanding 36.6349.1026.9334.1930.8724.4644.5729.7140.7143.95

BHP Billiton Ltd Semi-Annual Data

Dec11Jun12Dec12Jun13Dec13Jun14Dec14Jun15Dec15Jun16
DaysSalesOutstanding 40.0526.1245.1355.0736.0136.9645.6245.9541.5744.69
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