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NRG Energy Inc (NYSE:NRG)
Days Sales Outstanding
28.77 (As of Mar. 2016)

NRG Energy Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $1,018 Mil. NRG Energy Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $3,229 Mil. Hence, NRG Energy Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was 28.77.

NRG' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.95   Max: 45.98
Current: 26.4

23.95
45.98

During the past 13 years, NRG Energy Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 45.98. The lowest was 23.95. And the median was 30.35.

NRG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
85% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 58.43 vs. NRG: 26.40 )

NRG Energy Inc's days sales outstanding increased from Mar. 2015 (28.10) to Mar. 2016 (28.77).


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.

NRG Energy Inc'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
=1157/14674*365
=28.78

NRG Energy Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=1018/3229*365 / 4
=28.77

* 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.

NRG Energy Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
DaysSalesOutstanding 23.9529.3824.6035.7230.2833.5345.9839.2330.4128.78

NRG Energy Inc Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
DaysSalesOutstanding 39.6330.0837.3531.0428.7828.1037.9630.7334.9628.77
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