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Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE:RIO)
Days Sales Outstanding
14.79 (As of Dec. 2015)

Rio Tinto PLC's account receivable for the six months ended in Dec. 2015 was $1,365 Mil. Rio Tinto PLC's revenue for the six months ended in Dec. 2015 was $16,849 Mil. Hence, Rio Tinto PLC's days sales outstanding for the six months ended in Dec. 2015 was 14.79.

RIO' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.3   Max: 59.69
Current: 14.6

14.3
59.69

During the past 13 years, Rio Tinto PLC's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 59.69. The lowest was 14.30. And the median was 36.17.

RIO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
70% of the 628 Companies
in the Global Industrial Metals & Minerals industry.

( Industry Median: 33.93 vs. RIO: 14.60 )

Rio Tinto PLC's days sales outstanding declined from Dec. 2014 (19.43) to Dec. 2015 (14.79).


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.

Rio Tinto 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
=1365/34829*365
=14.30

Rio Tinto PLC's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=1365/16849*365 / 2
=14.79

* 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.

Rio Tinto PLC Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
DaysSalesOutstanding 42.3459.6936.3338.8136.0136.5423.5821.3119.0114.30

Rio Tinto PLC Semi-Annual Data

Jun11Dec11Jun12Dec12Jun13Dec13Jun14Dec14Jun15Dec15
DaysSalesOutstanding 40.8935.1440.0023.4543.2720.4532.2719.4328.4114.79
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