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The Valspar Corp (NYSE:VAL)
Days Sales Outstanding
69.54 (As of Jan. 2017)

The Valspar Corp's account receivable for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was $692 Mil. The Valspar Corp's revenue for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was $908 Mil. Hence, The Valspar Corp's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was 69.54.

VAL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 59.24   Max: 71.23
Current: 59.94

59.24
71.23

During the past 13 years, The Valspar Corp's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 71.23. The lowest was 59.24. And the median was 66.01.

VAL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
52% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 57.94 vs. VAL: 59.94 )

The Valspar Corp's days sales outstanding increased from Jan. 2016 (69.26) to Jan. 2017 (69.54).


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.

The Valspar Corp's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Oct. 2016 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=815.432/4190.552*365
=71.02

The Valspar Corp's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=691.731/907.652*365 / 4
=69.54

* 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.

The Valspar Corp Annual Data

Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13Oct14Oct15Oct16
DaysSalesOutstanding 60.4259.2465.6971.1161.3961.8367.1266.3271.2371.02

The Valspar Corp Quarterly Data

Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16Oct16Jan17
DaysSalesOutstanding 60.8067.2569.5871.8668.0569.2671.4968.8567.2769.54
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