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Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE:NLSN)
Days Sales Outstanding
64.53 (As of Dec. 2016)

Nielsen Holdings PLC's account receivable for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $1,171 Mil. Nielsen Holdings PLC's revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $1,656 Mil. Hence, Nielsen Holdings PLC's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 64.53.

NLSN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 67.75   Max: 76.55
Current: 67.75

67.75
76.55

During the past 9 years, Nielsen Holdings PLC's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 76.55. The lowest was 67.75. And the median was 72.76.

NLSN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
59% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 59.81 vs. NLSN: 67.75 )

Nielsen Holdings PLC's days sales outstanding declined from Dec. 2015 (69.39) to Dec. 2016 (64.53).


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.

Nielsen Holdings PLC's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=1171/6309*365
=67.75

Nielsen Holdings PLC's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=1171/1656*365 / 4
=64.53

* 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.

Nielsen Holdings PLC Annual Data

Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
DaysSalesOutstanding 0.0072.7671.1372.2073.9974.9376.5572.0473.0467.75

Nielsen Holdings PLC Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
DaysSalesOutstanding 69.0269.3573.1071.8269.3269.3976.0375.0772.0764.53
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