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Staples Inc (NAS:SPLS)
Days Sales Outstanding
31.78 (As of Oct. 2016)

Staples Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Oct. 2016 was $1,865 Mil. Staples Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Oct. 2016 was $5,355 Mil. Hence, Staples Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Oct. 2016 was 31.78.

SPLS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.49   Max: 33.25
Current: 33.25

14.49
33.25

During the past 13 years, Staples Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 33.25. The lowest was 14.49. And the median was 29.08.

SPLS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
71% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.85 vs. SPLS: 33.25 )

Staples Inc's days sales outstanding declined from Oct. 2015 (32.09) to Oct. 2016 (31.78).


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.

Staples Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2016 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=1899/21059*365
=32.91

Staples Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=1865/5355*365 / 4
=31.78

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 local exchange's currency.

Staples Inc Annual Data

Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14Jan15Jan16
DaysSalesOutstanding 14.4915.4929.1127.2429.5530.1027.1829.0431.2932.91

Staples Inc Quarterly Data

Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16Oct16
DaysSalesOutstanding 32.1930.0731.1132.3434.4232.0932.8933.0234.7231.78
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