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DST Systems Inc (NYSE:DST)
Days Sales Outstanding
48.14 (As of Sep. 2016)

DST Systems Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $204 Mil. DST Systems Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $387 Mil. Hence, DST Systems Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was 48.14.

DST' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.52   Max: 51.07
Current: 40.93

27.52
51.07

During the past 13 years, DST Systems Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 51.07. The lowest was 27.52. And the median was 47.20.

DST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
69% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 58.79 vs. DST: 40.93 )

DST Systems Inc's days sales outstanding declined from Sep. 2015 (83.32) to Sep. 2016 (48.14).


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.

DST Systems Inc'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
=354.9/2825.1*365
=45.85

DST Systems Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=204/386.7*365 / 4
=48.14

* 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.

DST Systems Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
DaysSalesOutstanding 47.2431.6527.5248.2849.6951.0747.1546.4145.8550.53

DST Systems Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
DaysSalesOutstanding 47.4645.1545.9889.0483.3218.6746.0751.0348.1449.31
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