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John Wiley & Sons Inc (NYSE:JW.A)
Days Sales Outstanding
38.63 (As of Oct. 2015)

John Wiley & Sons Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Oct. 2015 was $183 Mil. John Wiley & Sons Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Oct. 2015 was $433 Mil. Hence, John Wiley & Sons Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Oct. 2015 was 38.63.

JW.A' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.48   Max: 59.53
Current: 37.96

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
85% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 69.66 vs. JW.A: 37.96 )

John Wiley & Sons Inc's days sales outstanding declined from Oct. 2014 (39.11) to Oct. 2015 (38.63).


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. 2015 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=147.183/1822.44*365
=29.48

John Wiley & Sons Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2015 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=183.447/433.362*365 / 4
=38.63

* 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.

John Wiley & Sons Inc Annual Data

Apr06Apr07Apr08Apr09Apr10Apr11Apr12Apr13Apr14Apr15
DaysSalesOutstanding 55.3359.5346.2740.4435.4135.2535.1333.5330.7929.48

John Wiley & Sons Inc Quarterly Data

Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15
DaysSalesOutstanding 41.0136.6041.0129.8942.2539.1143.1530.4143.7038.63
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