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

Dell Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was $9,722 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 60.96.

Dell Inc's days sales outstanding declined from Jul. 2012 (62.85) to Jul. 2013 (60.96).


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
=9842/56940*365
=63.09

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
=9722/14514*91
=60.96

* 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.

Dell Inc Annual Data

Jan04Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13
DaysSalesOutstanding 32.0132.8035.6439.1145.9338.4958.9460.1657.6563.09

Dell Inc Quarterly Data

Apr11Jul11Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13
DaysSalesOutstanding 56.9758.9159.3255.6559.8762.8561.9362.5760.9860.96
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