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Layne Christensen Co (NAS:LAYN)
Days Sales Outstanding
49.97 (As of Jan. 2017)

Layne Christensen Co's account receivable for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was $71.0 Mil. Layne Christensen Co's revenue for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was $129.6 Mil. Hence, Layne Christensen Co's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was 49.97.

LAYN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 41.7   Max: 82.27
Current: 43.04

41.7
82.27

During the past 13 years, Layne Christensen Co's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 82.27. The lowest was 41.70. And the median was 52.56.

LAYN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
68% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Engineering & Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 72.76 vs. LAYN: 43.04 )

Layne Christensen Co's days sales outstanding declined from Jan. 2016 (52.61) to Jan. 2017 (49.97).


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.

Layne Christensen Co's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2017 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=70.983/601.972*365
=43.04

Layne Christensen Co's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=70.983/129.617*365 / 4
=49.97

* 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.

Layne Christensen Co Annual Data

Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14Jan15Jan16Jan17
DaysSalesOutstanding 52.5965.1379.9482.2753.4852.5241.7051.2049.0643.04

Layne Christensen Co Quarterly Data

Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16Oct16Jan17
DaysSalesOutstanding 50.3951.6162.0150.6149.2352.6151.8552.8651.1849.97
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