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Safeway Inc (NYSE:SWY)
Days Sales Outstanding
6.50 (As of Sep. 2014)

Safeway Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was \$591 Mil. Safeway Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was \$8,308 Mil. Hence, Safeway Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was 6.50.

Safeway Inc's days sales outstanding increased from Sep. 2013 (6.27) to Sep. 2014 (6.50).

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.

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

 Days Sales Outstanding = Account Receivable / Revenue * Days in Period = 1211.4 / 36139.1 * 365 = 12.23

Safeway Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as:

 Days Sales Outstanding = Account Receivable / Revenue * Days in Period = 591.4 / 8307.9 * 365 / 4 = 6.50

* 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.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Safeway Inc Annual Data

 Dec04 Dec05 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 DaysSalesOutstanding 3.45 3.33 4.19 4.99 4.26 4.67 4.96 5.46 9.20 12.23

Safeway Inc Quarterly Data

 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 DaysSalesOutstanding 6.34 6.01 8.13 6.62 6.86 6.27 9.30 6.69 3.63 6.50
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