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Dell Inc (NAS:DELL)
Days Sales Outstanding
41.44 (As of Jul. 2013)

Dell Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was \$6,591 Mil. Dell Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was \$14,514 Mil. Hence, Dell Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was 41.44.

Dell Inc's days sales outstanding declined from Jul. 2012 (43.03) to Jul. 2013 (41.44).

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.

Dell Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2013 is calculated as

 Days Sales Outstanding = Account Receivable / Revenue * Days in Period = 6629 / 56940 * 365 = 42.49

Dell Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2013 is calculated as:

 Days Sales Outstanding = Account Receivable / Revenue * Days in Period = 6591 / 14514 * 365 / 4 = 41.44

* 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.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Dell Inc Annual Data

 Jan04 Jan05 Jan06 Jan07 Jan08 Jan09 Jan10 Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 DaysSalesOutstanding 32.01 32.80 26.71 29.38 35.59 28.26 40.27 38.54 38.08 42.49

Dell Inc Quarterly Data

 Apr11 Jul11 Oct11 Jan12 Apr12 Jul12 Oct12 Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 DaysSalesOutstanding 37.65 39.35 39.73 36.86 39.79 43.03 41.15 42.26 41.75 41.44
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