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Walgreen Co (NYSE:WAG)
Days Sales Outstanding
15.37 (As of Aug. 2014)

Walgreen Co's account receivable for the three months ended in Aug. 2014 was $3,218 Mil. Walgreen Co's revenue for the three months ended in Aug. 2014 was $19,057 Mil. Hence, Walgreen Co's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Aug. 2014 was 15.37.

Walgreen Co's days sales outstanding increased from Aug. 2013 (13.35) to Aug. 2014 (15.37).


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.

Walgreen Co's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2014 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=3218/76392*365
=15.38

Walgreen Co's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2014 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=3218/19057*91
=15.37

* 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.

Walgreen Co Annual Data

Aug05Aug06Aug07Aug08Aug09Aug10Aug11Aug12Aug13Aug14
DaysSalesOutstanding 12.0815.8815.1815.6214.3813.2612.6311.0413.3015.38

Walgreen Co Quarterly Data

May12Aug12Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14May14Aug14
DaysSalesOutstanding 11.7611.5511.9012.1112.0213.3513.5412.8814.2115.37
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