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Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF)
Days Sales Outstanding
29.99 (As of Sep. 2015)

Dean Foods Co's account receivable for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $668 Mil. Dean Foods Co's revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $2,034 Mil. Hence, Dean Foods Co's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was 29.99.

DF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.06   Max: 30.53
Current: 28.72

25.06
30.53

During the past 13 years, Dean Foods Co's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 30.53. The lowest was 25.06. And the median was 28.73.

DF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
65% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 39.52 vs. DF: 28.72 )

Dean Foods Co's days sales outstanding increased from Sep. 2014 (29.86) to Sep. 2015 (29.99).


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.

Dean Foods Co'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
=747.63/9503.196*365
=28.72

Dean Foods Co's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=668.329/2033.693*365 / 4
=29.99

* 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.

Dean Foods Co Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
DaysSalesOutstanding 29.3628.8828.7425.0628.6326.8327.3730.5330.4528.72

Dean Foods Co Quarterly Data

Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15
DaysSalesOutstanding 30.0329.5429.9030.2230.4529.8628.4829.4727.8129.99
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