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General Electric Co (NYSE:GE)
Days Sales Outstanding
538.76 (As of Dec. 2014)

General Electric Co's account receivable for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $248,000 Mil. General Electric Co's revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $42,004 Mil. Hence, General Electric Co's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was 538.76.

General Electric Co's days sales outstanding increased from Dec. 2013 (48.33) to Dec. 2014 (538.76).

Warning Sign:

If a company sales outstanding increases, it means it has difficulty collecting payment from its customers.


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.

General Electric Co's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=248000/148589*365
=609.20

General Electric Co's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=248000/42004*365 / 4
=538.76

* 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.

General Electric Co Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
DaysSalesOutstanding 36.6447.1647.1042.8238.6945.4350.7549.5253.45609.20

General Electric Co Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
DaysSalesOutstanding 728.8146.6254.8452.5352.6748.33712.82659.13648.57538.76
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