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Tribune Media Co (OTCPK:TRBAA)
Days Sales Outstanding
51.95 (As of Sep. 2008)

Tribune Media Co's account receivable for the three months ended in Sep. 2008 was $592 Mil. Tribune Media Co's revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2008 was $1,037 Mil. Hence, Tribune Media Co's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Sep. 2008 was 51.95.

Tribune Media Co's days sales outstanding declined from Sep. 2007 (85.32) to Sep. 2008 (51.95).


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.

Tribune Media Co's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2007 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=247.281/5062.984*365
=17.83

Tribune Media Co's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2008 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=591.922/1036.946*91
=51.95

* 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.

Tribune Media Co Annual Data

Dec98Dec99Dec00Dec01Dec02Dec03Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07
DaysSalesOutstanding 0.000.000.000.000.0056.5754.1952.8816.9717.83

Tribune Media Co Quarterly Data

Jun06Sep06Dec06Mar07Jun07Sep07Dec07Mar08Jun08Sep08
DaysSalesOutstanding 52.0352.4315.9050.9453.7385.3213.7254.0249.4251.95
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