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Barnes & Noble Inc (NYSE:BKS)
Days Sales Outstanding
4.48 (As of Jan. 2016)

Barnes & Noble Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Jan. 2016 was $69 Mil. Barnes & Noble Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Jan. 2016 was $1,414 Mil. Hence, Barnes & Noble Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Jan. 2016 was 4.48.

BKS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.64   Max: 7.57
Current: 4.08

2.64
7.57

During the past 13 years, Barnes & Noble Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 7.57. The lowest was 2.64. And the median was 4.47.

BKS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
75% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.94 vs. BKS: 4.08 )

Barnes & Noble Inc's days sales outstanding declined from Jan. 2015 (4.64) to Jan. 2016 (4.48).


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.

Barnes & Noble Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Apr. 2015 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=43.88/6069.497*365
=2.64

Barnes & Noble Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=69.364/1413.947*365 / 4
=4.48

* 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.

Barnes & Noble Inc Annual Data

Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Apr10Apr11Apr12Apr13Apr14Apr15
DaysSalesOutstanding 7.096.977.575.772.934.254.683.723.112.64

Barnes & Noble Inc Quarterly Data

Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16
DaysSalesOutstanding 10.1713.573.758.887.454.641.497.488.404.48
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