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Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA)
Days Sales Outstanding
164.50 (As of Sep. 2016)

Mastercard Inc's account receivable for the six months ended in Sep. 2016 was $1,298 Mil. Mastercard Inc's revenue for the six months ended in Sep. 2016 was $2,880 Mil. Hence, Mastercard Inc's days sales outstanding for the six months ended in Sep. 2016 was 82.25.

MA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40.74   Max: 84.29
Current: 44.96

40.74
84.29

During the past 13 years, Mastercard Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 84.29. The lowest was 40.74. And the median was 46.74.

MA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
62% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.46 vs. MA: 44.96 )

Mastercard Inc's days sales outstanding declined from Mar. 2016 (176.98) to Sep. 2016 (164.50).


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.

Mastercard Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=1079/9667*365
=40.74

Mastercard Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=1298/2880*365 / 2
=82.25

* 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.

Mastercard Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
DaysSalesOutstanding 49.5247.8084.2971.2275.5843.9345.6842.4242.8840.74

Mastercard Inc Semi-Annual Data

Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16
DaysSalesOutstanding 174.79331.14167.89175.46172.27155.95156.47176.98162.99164.50
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