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Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
Days Sales Outstanding
39.48 (As of Jun. 2016)

Dow Chemical Co's account receivable for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $5,171 Mil. Dow Chemical Co's revenue for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $11,952 Mil. Hence, Dow Chemical Co's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was 39.48.

DOW' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.07   Max: 74.79
Current: 40.89

24.07
74.79

During the past 13 years, Dow Chemical Co's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 74.79. The lowest was 24.07. And the median was 32.09.

DOW's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 777 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 60.22 vs. DOW: 40.89 )

Dow Chemical Co's days sales outstanding increased from Jun. 2015 (35.04) to Jun. 2016 (39.48).


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.

Dow Chemical 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
=4078/48778*365
=30.52

Dow Chemical Co's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=5171/11952*365 / 4
=39.48

* 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.

Dow Chemical Co Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
DaysSalesOutstanding 37.0640.5424.0774.7961.5029.8232.6131.5629.4030.52

Dow Chemical Co Quarterly Data

Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16
DaysSalesOutstanding 34.8633.8631.8829.7234.6335.0433.3432.4738.2939.48
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