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Microsoft Corp (NAS:MSFT)
Days Sales Outstanding
54.33 (As of Dec. 2016)

Microsoft Corp's account receivable for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $14,343 Mil. Microsoft Corp's revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $24,090 Mil. Hence, Microsoft Corp's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 54.33.

MSFT' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 63.09   Max: 82.15
Current: 63.09

63.09
82.15

During the past 13 years, Microsoft Corp's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 82.15. The lowest was 63.09. And the median was 78.20.

MSFT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
57% of the 1495 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 67.15 vs. MSFT: 63.09 )

Microsoft Corp's days sales outstanding declined from Dec. 2015 (55.63) to Dec. 2016 (54.33).


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.

Microsoft Corp's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Jun. 2016 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=18277/85320*365
=78.19

Microsoft Corp's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=14343/24090*365 / 4
=54.33

* 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.

Microsoft Corp Annual Data

Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13Jun14Jun15Jun16
DaysSalesOutstanding 80.9582.0969.9176.0278.2178.1381.9882.1569.8578.19

Microsoft Corp Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
DaysSalesOutstanding 50.6855.8052.1973.6751.2455.6354.4380.9149.6554.33
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