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MeadWestvaco Corp (NYSE:MWV)
Days Sales Outstanding
50.59 (As of Mar. 2014)

MeadWestvaco Corp's account receivable for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $735 Mil. MeadWestvaco Corp's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $1,322 Mil. Hence, MeadWestvaco Corp's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was 50.59.

MeadWestvaco Corp's days sales outstanding increased from Mar. 2013 (46.78) to Mar. 2014 (50.59).


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.

MeadWestvaco Corp's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=625/5389*365
=42.33

MeadWestvaco Corp's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=735/1322*91
=50.59

* 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.

MeadWestvaco Corp Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
DaysSalesOutstanding 50.9054.5456.5155.5443.9456.6561.0340.5641.7742.33

MeadWestvaco Corp Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
DaysSalesOutstanding 41.9550.1142.5945.2147.6346.7843.7943.8548.3250.59
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