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John Wiley & Sons Inc (NYSE:JW.A)
Days Sales Outstanding
45.58 (As of Oct. 2016)

John Wiley & Sons Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Oct. 2016 was $213 Mil. John Wiley & Sons Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Oct. 2016 was $426 Mil. Hence, John Wiley & Sons Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Oct. 2016 was 45.58.

JW.A' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.48   Max: 59.53
Current: 45.63

29.48
59.53

During the past 13 years, John Wiley & Sons Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 59.53. The lowest was 29.48. And the median was 35.33.

JW.A's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
78% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 71.22 vs. JW.A: 45.63 )

John Wiley & Sons Inc's days sales outstanding increased from Oct. 2015 (38.63) to Oct. 2016 (45.58).


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.

John Wiley & Sons Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Apr. 2016 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=167.638/1727.037*365
=35.43

John Wiley & Sons Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=212.59/425.588*365 / 4
=45.58

* 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.

John Wiley & Sons Inc Annual Data

Apr07Apr08Apr09Apr10Apr11Apr12Apr13Apr14Apr15Apr16
DaysSalesOutstanding 59.5346.2740.4435.4135.2535.1333.5330.7929.4835.43

John Wiley & Sons Inc Quarterly Data

Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16Oct16
DaysSalesOutstanding 42.2539.1143.1530.4143.7038.6349.3135.2248.2945.58
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