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Cowen Group Inc (NAS:COWN)
Days Sales Outstanding
191.10 (As of Sep. 2015)

Cowen Group Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $237.2 Mil. Cowen Group Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $113.3 Mil. Hence, Cowen Group Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was 191.10.

COWN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 59.35   Max: 224.79
Current: 182.24

59.35
224.79

During the past 13 years, Cowen Group Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 224.79. The lowest was 59.35. And the median was 166.74.

COWN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
74% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 52.28 vs. COWN: 182.24 )

Cowen Group Inc's days sales outstanding increased from Sep. 2014 (174.15) to Sep. 2015 (191.10).


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.

Cowen Group Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=207.369/427.776*365
=176.94

Cowen Group Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=237.182/113.254*365 / 4
=191.10

* 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.

Cowen Group Inc Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
DaysSalesOutstanding 59.35117.0168.06201.57205.72224.79156.53192.81154.99176.94

Cowen Group Inc Quarterly Data

Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15
DaysSalesOutstanding 103.7576.23131.61165.48239.04174.15156.26193.28189.79191.10
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