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Waters Corp (FRA:WAZ)
Days Sales Outstanding
84.40 (As of Mar. 2016)

Waters Corp's account receivable for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was €395 Mil. Waters Corp's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was €427 Mil. Hence, Waters Corp's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was 84.40.

FRA:WAZ' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 67.61   Max: 83.7
Current: 77.55

67.61
83.7

During the past 13 years, Waters Corp's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 83.70. The lowest was 67.61. And the median was 79.15.

FRA:WAZ's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
72% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 61.94 vs. FRA:WAZ: 77.55 )

Waters Corp's days sales outstanding increased from Mar. 2015 (78.16) to Mar. 2016 (84.40).


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.

Waters Corp'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
=429.922886257/1874.90314881*365
=83.70

Waters Corp's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=394.735991379/426.765445402*365 / 4
=84.40

* 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.

Waters Corp Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
DaysSalesOutstanding 77.5978.7467.6176.5379.5772.3880.0982.6179.5683.70

Waters Corp Quarterly Data

Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16
DaysSalesOutstanding 85.0876.1272.7567.7778.1674.9975.8972.8584.4075.84
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