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Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.B)
Days Sales Outstanding
67.49 (As of Sep. 2016)

Royal Dutch Shell PLC's account receivable for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $46,552 Mil. Royal Dutch Shell PLC's revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $62,938 Mil. Hence, Royal Dutch Shell PLC's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was 67.49.

RDS.B' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.03   Max: 75.95
Current: 74.6

24.03
75.95

During the past 13 years, Royal Dutch Shell PLC's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 75.95. The lowest was 24.03. And the median was 51.65.

RDS.B's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
81% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 37.77 vs. RDS.B: 74.60 )

Royal Dutch Shell PLC's days sales outstanding increased from Sep. 2015 (64.80) to Sep. 2016 (67.49).


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.

Royal Dutch Shell PLC'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
=20607/272156*365
=27.64

Royal Dutch Shell PLC's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=46552/62938*365 / 4
=67.49

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 local exchange's currency.

Royal Dutch Shell PLC Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
DaysSalesOutstanding 43.4063.5875.9567.6659.9030.4731.0524.0327.6469.44

Royal Dutch Shell PLC Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
DaysSalesOutstanding 49.0756.6668.5262.8464.8069.4396.9475.0167.4962.11
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