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Sears Holdings Corp (NAS:SHLD)
Days Sales Outstanding
6.76 (As of Jul. 2015)

Sears Holdings Corp's account receivable for the three months ended in Jul. 2015 was $460 Mil. Sears Holdings Corp's revenue for the three months ended in Jul. 2015 was $6,211 Mil. Hence, Sears Holdings Corp's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Jul. 2015 was 6.76.

Sears Holdings Corp's days sales outstanding increased from Jul. 2014 (5.88) to Jul. 2015 (6.76).


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 Corp's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2015 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=429/31198*365
=5.02

Sears Holdings Corp's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2015 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=460/6211*365 / 4
=6.76

* 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 Corp Annual Data

Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14Jan15
DaysSalesOutstanding 5.995.865.366.555.405.896.105.825.585.02

Sears Holdings Corp Quarterly Data

Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15
DaysSalesOutstanding 6.566.595.974.766.515.886.914.837.356.76
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