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Resolute Forest Products Inc (NYSE:RFP)
Days Sales Outstanding
40.47 (As of Mar. 2016)

Resolute Forest Products Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $389 Mil. Resolute Forest Products Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $877 Mil. Hence, Resolute Forest Products Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was 40.47.

RFP' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 37.75   Max: 71
Current: 39.42

37.75
71

During the past 13 years, Resolute Forest Products Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 71.00. The lowest was 37.75. And the median was 44.33.

RFP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
65% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 50.12 vs. RFP: 39.42 )

Resolute Forest Products Inc's days sales outstanding declined from Mar. 2015 (41.86) to Mar. 2016 (40.47).


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.

Resolute Forest Products 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
=377/3645*365
=37.75

Resolute Forest Products Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=389/877*365 / 4
=40.47

* 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.

Resolute Forest Products Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
DaysSalesOutstanding 39.0171.0043.9953.8465.6844.6746.6943.8638.4937.75

Resolute Forest Products Inc Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
DaysSalesOutstanding 42.5346.4343.5843.9638.8441.8640.9942.3538.4840.47
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