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Sycamore Networks Inc (OTCPK:SCMR)
Days Sales Outstanding
81.10 (As of Jan. 2013)

Sycamore Networks Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Jan. 2013 was $8.44 Mil. Sycamore Networks Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Jan. 2013 was $9.47 Mil. Hence, Sycamore Networks Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Jan. 2013 was 81.10.

Sycamore Networks Inc's days sales outstanding declined from Jan. 2012 (84.67) to Jan. 2013 (81.10).


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.

Sycamore Networks Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Jul. 2012 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=7.785/57.285*365
=49.60

Sycamore Networks Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2013 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=8.44/9.47*91
=81.10

* 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.

Sycamore Networks Inc Annual Data

Jul03Jul04Jul05Jul06Jul07Jul08Jul09Jul10Jul11Jul12
DaysSalesOutstanding 102.6986.8946.7758.8571.3927.7469.6975.3665.7049.60

Sycamore Networks Inc Quarterly Data

Oct10Jan11Apr11Jul11Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13
DaysSalesOutstanding 50.3178.5152.7261.5455.2484.6748.7542.1743.1581.10
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