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Viacom Inc (NAS:VIA)
Days Sales Outstanding
76.71 (As of Sep. 2016)

Viacom Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $2,712 Mil. Viacom Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $3,226 Mil. Hence, Viacom Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was 76.71.

VIA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 56.68   Max: 81.19
Current: 79.27

56.68
81.19

During the past 13 years, Viacom Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 81.19. The lowest was 56.68. And the median was 74.19.

VIA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
58% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 72.33 vs. VIA: 79.27 )

Viacom Inc's days sales outstanding increased from Sep. 2015 (67.62) to Sep. 2016 (76.71).


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.

Viacom Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=2712/12488*365
=79.27

Viacom 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
=2712/3226*365 / 4
=76.71

* 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.

Viacom Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14Sep15Sep16
DaysSalesOutstanding 71.1656.6879.180.0066.8666.5879.0481.1977.2279.27

Viacom Inc Quarterly Data

Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16
DaysSalesOutstanding 78.9070.1082.5281.7681.1667.6287.1484.6587.3176.71
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