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Days Sales Outstanding
48.97 (As of Mar. 2015)

MeadWestvaco Corp's account receivable for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was \$688 Mil. MeadWestvaco Corp's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was \$1,282 Mil. Hence, MeadWestvaco Corp's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was 48.97.

MeadWestvaco Corp's days sales outstanding declined from Mar. 2014 (50.73) to Mar. 2015 (48.97).

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.

MeadWestvaco Corp's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

 Days Sales Outstanding = Account Receivable / Revenue * Days in Period = 608 / 5631 * 365 = 39.41

MeadWestvaco Corp's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 is calculated as:

 Days Sales Outstanding = Account Receivable / Revenue * Days in Period = 688 / 1282 * 365 / 4 = 48.97

* 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.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

 Dec05 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 DaysSalesOutstanding 54.54 56.51 55.54 43.94 56.65 53.02 40.56 41.77 42.33 39.41

 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 DaysSalesOutstanding 47.76 46.91 45.30 45.76 43.54 50.73 49.33 48.73 40.38 48.97
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