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BlueLinx Holdings Inc (NYSE:BXC)
Days Sales Outstanding
27.24 (As of Dec. 2016)

BlueLinx Holdings Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $126 Mil. BlueLinx Holdings Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $422 Mil. Hence, BlueLinx Holdings Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 27.24.

BXC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.16   Max: 30.13
Current: 24.42

17.16
30.13

During the past 13 years, BlueLinx Holdings Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 30.13. The lowest was 17.16. And the median was 25.94.

BXC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
86% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 54.97 vs. BXC: 24.42 )

BlueLinx Holdings Inc's days sales outstanding declined from Dec. 2015 (29.53) to Dec. 2016 (27.24).


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.

BlueLinx Holdings 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
=125.857/1881.043*365
=24.42

BlueLinx Holdings 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
=125.857/421.657*365 / 4
=27.24

* 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.

BlueLinx Holdings Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
DaysSalesOutstanding 25.0617.1626.4624.1128.8830.1325.4926.6526.3824.42

BlueLinx Holdings Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
DaysSalesOutstanding 34.1629.0435.6334.9233.0129.5334.9232.5631.3227.24
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