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United Parcel Service Inc (NYSE:UPS)
Days Sales Outstanding
38.34 (As of Sep. 2016)

United Parcel Service Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $6,272 Mil. United Parcel Service Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $14,928 Mil. Hence, United Parcel Service Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was 38.34.

UPS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 39.32   Max: 44.69
Current: 38.14

39.32
44.69

During the past 13 years, United Parcel Service Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 44.69. The lowest was 39.32. And the median was 42.87.

UPS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
56% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Integrated Shipping & Logistics industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UPS: 38.14 )

United Parcel Service Inc's days sales outstanding declined from Sep. 2015 (38.81) to Sep. 2016 (38.34).


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.

United Parcel Service Inc'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
=7134/58363*365
=44.62

United Parcel Service Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=6272/14928*365 / 4
=38.34

* 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.

United Parcel Service Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
DaysSalesOutstanding 44.4844.6939.3243.2641.4542.9341.2142.8141.7544.62

United Parcel Service Inc Quarterly Data

Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16
DaysSalesOutstanding 37.3837.1838.2437.3736.3738.8140.5539.5038.1238.34
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