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Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE:NLSN)
Days Sales Outstanding
76.03 (As of Mar. 2016)

Nielsen Holdings PLC's account receivable for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $1,239 Mil. Nielsen Holdings PLC's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $1,487 Mil. Hence, Nielsen Holdings PLC's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was 76.03.

NLSN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 71.13   Max: 76.55
Current: 72.93

71.13
76.55

During the past 8 years, Nielsen Holdings PLC's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 76.55. The lowest was 71.13. And the median was 72.20.

NLSN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
67% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 58.75 vs. NLSN: 72.93 )

Nielsen Holdings PLC's days sales outstanding increased from Mar. 2015 (73.10) to Mar. 2016 (76.03).


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. 2015 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=1235/6172*365
=73.04

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

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=1239/1487*365 / 4
=76.03

* 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.

Nielsen Holdings PLC Annual Data

Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
DaysSalesOutstanding 0.000.0072.7671.1372.2071.2672.1976.5572.0473.04

Nielsen Holdings PLC Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
DaysSalesOutstanding 67.7472.6872.4769.0269.3573.1071.8269.3269.3976.03
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