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General Electric Co (NYSE:GE)
Days Sales Outstanding
66.40 (As of Dec. 2016)

General Electric Co's account receivable for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $24,077 Mil. General Electric Co's revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $33,089 Mil. Hence, General Electric Co's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 66.40.

GE' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 124.71   Max: 878.11
Current: 124.71

124.71
878.11

During the past 13 years, General Electric Co's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 878.11. The lowest was 124.71. And the median was 785.21.

GE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
76% of the 1216 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 78.44 vs. GE: 124.71 )

General Electric Co's days sales outstanding declined from Dec. 2015 (123.46) to Dec. 2016 (66.40).


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.

General Electric Co's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=42263/123693*365
=124.71

General Electric Co's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=24077/33089*365 / 4
=66.40

* 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.

General Electric Co Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
DaysSalesOutstanding 877.96804.09822.16803.38767.04709.19878.11133.76142.59124.71

General Electric Co Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
DaysSalesOutstanding 730.72173.47366.63308.80328.71123.46144.94119.36135.1766.40
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