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Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
Days Sales Outstanding
32.70 (As of Dec. 2016)

Dow Chemical Co's account receivable for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $4,666 Mil. Dow Chemical Co's revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $13,020 Mil. Hence, Dow Chemical Co's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 32.70.

DOW' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.07   Max: 74.79
Current: 35.36

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 31.48.

DOW's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
80% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 57.94 vs. DOW: 35.36 )

Dow Chemical Co's days sales outstanding increased from Dec. 2015 (32.47) to Dec. 2016 (32.70).


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. 2016 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=4666/48158*365
=35.36

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

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=4666/13020*365 / 4
=32.70

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 local exchange's currency.

Dow Chemical Co Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
DaysSalesOutstanding 40.5424.0774.7931.3929.8232.6131.5629.4030.5235.36

Dow Chemical Co Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
DaysSalesOutstanding 31.8829.7234.6335.0433.3432.4738.2939.4834.6932.70
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