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CenterPoint Energy Inc (NYSE:CNP)
Days Sales Outstanding
26.54 (As of Mar. 2016)

CenterPoint Energy Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $577 Mil. CenterPoint Energy Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $1,984 Mil. Hence, CenterPoint Energy Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was 26.54.

CNP' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.3   Max: 39.83
Current: 30.36

29.3
39.83

During the past 13 years, CenterPoint Energy Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 39.83. The lowest was 29.30. And the median was 34.61.

CNP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
78% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 49.71 vs. CNP: 30.36 )

CenterPoint Energy Inc's days sales outstanding declined from Mar. 2015 (33.64) to Mar. 2016 (26.54).


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.

CenterPoint Energy Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=593/7386*365
=29.30

CenterPoint Energy Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=577/1984*365 / 4
=26.54

* 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.

CenterPoint Energy Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
DaysSalesOutstanding 39.8334.5232.5334.8234.6933.3937.6238.3233.1129.30

CenterPoint Energy Inc Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
DaysSalesOutstanding 35.5632.9540.3935.9532.2033.6438.1231.8030.2126.54
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