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NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE)
Days Sales Outstanding
39.25 (As of Mar. 2015)

NorthWestern Corp's account receivable for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $149 Mil. NorthWestern Corp's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $346 Mil. Hence, NorthWestern Corp's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was 39.25.

NorthWestern Corp's days sales outstanding declined from Mar. 2014 (42.24) to Mar. 2015 (39.25).


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 Mar. 2015 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=148.843/346.011*365 / 4
=39.25

* 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

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
DaysSalesOutstanding 46.7041.7740.8744.9550.0242.2444.0043.7347.6739.25
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