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Esterline Technologies (NYSE:ESL)
Days Sales Outstanding
60.17 (As of Jan. 2014)

Esterline Technologies's account receivable for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was $334 Mil. Esterline Technologies's revenue for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was $505 Mil. Hence, Esterline Technologies's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was 60.17.

Esterline Technologies's days sales outstanding declined from Jan. 2013 (67.13) to Jan. 2014 (60.17).


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.

Esterline Technologies's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Oct. 2013 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=390.192/1969.754*365
=72.30

Esterline Technologies's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=333.894/504.98*91
=60.17

* 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.

Esterline Technologies Annual Data

Oct04Oct05Oct06Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13
DaysSalesOutstanding 78.6465.4378.5082.7674.5872.2578.1979.1871.1272.30

Esterline Technologies Quarterly Data

Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14
DaysSalesOutstanding 67.5069.7466.2564.4666.5767.1363.3464.9466.4760.17
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