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Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF)
Days Sales Outstanding
29.06 (As of Mar. 2016)

Dean Foods Co's account receivable for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $598 Mil. Dean Foods Co's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $1,879 Mil. Hence, Dean Foods Co's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was 29.06.

DF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.41   Max: 31.19
Current: 27.47

24.41
31.19

During the past 13 years, Dean Foods Co's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 31.19. The lowest was 24.41. And the median was 28.81.

DF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
66% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 39.67 vs. DF: 27.47 )

Dean Foods Co's days sales outstanding declined from Mar. 2015 (29.47) to Mar. 2016 (29.06).


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. 2015 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=661.141/8121.661*365
=29.71

Dean Foods Co's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=598.264/1878.828*365 / 4
=29.06

* 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

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
DaysSalesOutstanding 28.8828.7425.0629.1526.8324.4124.7030.4531.1929.71

Dean Foods Co Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
DaysSalesOutstanding 29.9030.2230.4529.8630.9429.4727.8129.9929.8329.06
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