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Electro Rent Corp (NAS:ELRC)
Days Sales Outstanding
52.10 (As of May. 2014)

Electro Rent Corp's account receivable for the three months ended in May. 2014 was $35.0 Mil. Electro Rent Corp's revenue for the three months ended in May. 2014 was $61.1 Mil. Hence, Electro Rent Corp's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in May. 2014 was 52.10.

Electro Rent Corp's days sales outstanding increased from May. 2013 (51.78) to May. 2014 (52.10).


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.

Electro Rent Corp's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in May. 2014 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=34.97/241.137*365
=52.93

Electro Rent Corp's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in May. 2014 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=34.97/61.077*91
=52.10

* 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.

Electro Rent Corp Annual Data

May05May06May07May08May09May10May11May12May13May14
DaysSalesOutstanding 35.7844.5150.0158.4145.5264.2348.8652.7450.4152.93

Electro Rent Corp Quarterly Data

Feb12May12Aug12Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14May14
DaysSalesOutstanding 49.1947.9353.2251.2556.0351.7852.0152.0549.6452.10
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