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Sears Holdings Corporation (NAS:SHLD)
Days Sales Outstanding
4.75 (As of Jan. 2014)

Sears Holdings Corporation's account receivable for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was $553 Mil. Sears Holdings Corporation's revenue for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was $10,593 Mil. Hence, Sears Holdings Corporation's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was 4.75.

Sears Holdings Corporation's days sales outstanding increased from Jan. 2013 (4.71) to Jan. 2014 (4.75).


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.

Sears Holdings Corporation's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=553/36188*365
=5.58

Sears Holdings Corporation's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=553/10593*91
=4.75

* 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.

Sears Holdings Corporation Annual Data

Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14
DaysSalesOutstanding 11.885.995.865.366.555.405.896.105.825.58

Sears Holdings Corporation Quarterly Data

Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14
DaysSalesOutstanding 6.355.076.325.476.834.716.556.585.954.75
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