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SUPERVALU Inc (NYSE:SVU)
Days Sales Outstanding
12.18 (As of Nov. 2013)

SUPERVALU Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Nov. 2013 was $537 Mil. SUPERVALU Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Nov. 2013 was $4,012 Mil. Hence, SUPERVALU Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Nov. 2013 was 12.18.

SUPERVALU Inc's days sales outstanding declined from Nov. 2012 (16.02) to Nov. 2013 (12.18).


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.

SUPERVALU Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Feb. 2013 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=466/17097*365
=9.95

SUPERVALU Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Nov. 2013 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=537/4012*91
=12.18

* 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.

SUPERVALU Inc Annual Data

Feb04Feb05Feb06Feb07Feb08Feb09Feb10Feb11Feb12Feb13
DaysSalesOutstanding 8.098.678.079.347.887.167.3215.6210.519.95

SUPERVALU Inc Quarterly Data

Aug11Nov11Feb12May12Aug12Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13
DaysSalesOutstanding 8.278.160.0012.4217.3716.0210.9910.0613.3212.18
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