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Rackspace Hosting Inc (NYSE:RAX)
Days Sales Outstanding
30.44 (As of Dec. 2015)

Rackspace Hosting Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $174 Mil. Rackspace Hosting Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $523 Mil. Hence, Rackspace Hosting Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was 30.44.

RAX' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.22   Max: 31.83
Current: 31.81

21.22
31.83

During the past 12 years, Rackspace Hosting Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 31.83. The lowest was 21.22. And the median was 25.77.

RAX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
87% of the 1459 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 70.10 vs. RAX: 31.81 )

Rackspace Hosting Inc's days sales outstanding increased from Dec. 2014 (30.22) to Dec. 2015 (30.44).


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.

Rackspace Hosting 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
=174.4/2001.3*365
=31.81

Rackspace Hosting Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=174.4/522.8*365 / 4
=30.44

* 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.

Rackspace Hosting Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
DaysSalesOutstanding 26.2725.6621.2222.4822.3224.4725.8829.4631.8331.81

Rackspace Hosting Inc Quarterly Data

Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15
DaysSalesOutstanding 26.6627.7025.6927.0826.7130.2229.2629.8531.3630.44
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