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NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE)
Days Sales Outstanding
39.30 (As of Sep. 2015)

NorthWestern Corp's account receivable for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $117 Mil. NorthWestern Corp's revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $273 Mil. Hence, NorthWestern Corp's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was 39.30.

NWE' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 43.64   Max: 55.3
Current: 35.66

43.64
55.3

During the past 13 years, NorthWestern Corp's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 55.30. The lowest was 43.64. And the median was 48.17.

NWE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
67% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 48.39 vs. NWE: 35.66 )

NorthWestern Corp's days sales outstanding declined from Sep. 2014 (43.73) to Sep. 2015 (39.30).


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.

NorthWestern 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
=163.479/1204.863*365
=49.52

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

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=117.454/272.739*365 / 4
=39.30

* 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.

NorthWestern Corp Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
DaysSalesOutstanding 50.3648.2743.6445.0745.9547.0948.0749.0055.3049.52

NorthWestern Corp Quarterly Data

Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15
DaysSalesOutstanding 40.8744.9550.0242.2444.0043.7347.6739.2541.4539.30
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