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PSS World Medical, Inc. (NAS:PSSI)
Days Sales Outstanding
42.01 (As of Sep. 2012)

PSS World Medical, Inc.'s account receivable for the six months ended in Sep. 2012 was $194 Mil. PSS World Medical, Inc.'s revenue for the six months ended in Sep. 2012 was $421 Mil. Hence, PSS World Medical, Inc.'s days sales outstanding for the six months ended in Sep. 2012 was 42.01.

PSS World Medical, Inc.'s days sales outstanding declined from Mar. 2012 (43.52) to Sep. 2012 (42.01).


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.

PSS World Medical, Inc.'s Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2012 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=257.7/2102.002*365
=44.75

PSS World Medical, Inc.'s Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=194.255/420.798*91
=42.01

* 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.

PSS World Medical, Inc. Annual Data

Mar03Mar04Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12
DaysSalesOutstanding 47.8450.9553.8347.1046.6946.6643.0640.4744.3544.75

PSS World Medical, Inc. Semi-Annual Data

Jun10Sep10Dec10Mar11Jun11Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12
DaysSalesOutstanding 42.2942.5542.6540.9341.9842.6643.0443.5242.6942.01
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