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Shire PLC (NAS:SHPG)
Days Sales Outstanding
70.08 (As of Mar. 2016)

Shire PLC's account receivable for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $1,313 Mil. Shire PLC's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $1,709 Mil. Hence, Shire PLC's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was 70.08.

SHPG' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 47.71   Max: 72.82
Current: 76.01

47.71
72.82

During the past 13 years, Shire PLC's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 72.82. The lowest was 47.71. And the median was 67.24.

SHPG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
60% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 62.37 vs. SHPG: 76.01 )

Shire PLC's days sales outstanding increased from Mar. 2015 (68.44) to Mar. 2016 (70.08).


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.

Shire 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
=1201.2/6416.7*365
=68.33

Shire PLC's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=1312.7/1709.3*365 / 4
=70.08

* 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.

Shire PLC Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
DaysSalesOutstanding 63.1566.1447.7172.5172.8272.3464.2671.1062.7468.33

Shire PLC Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
DaysSalesOutstanding 66.1573.9363.8861.6759.9368.4464.4071.4663.8970.08
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