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Westlake Chemical Corp (NYSE:WLK)
Days Sales Outstanding
64.79 (As of Sep. 2016)

Westlake Chemical Corp's account receivable for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $908 Mil. Westlake Chemical Corp's revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $1,279 Mil. Hence, Westlake Chemical Corp's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was 64.79.

WLK' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 34.33   Max: 58.02
Current: 76.61

34.33
58.02

During the past 13 years, Westlake Chemical Corp's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 58.02. The lowest was 34.33. And the median was 40.23.

WLK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
66% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 59.57 vs. WLK: 76.61 )

Westlake Chemical Corp's days sales outstanding increased from Sep. 2015 (38.04) to Sep. 2016 (64.79).


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.

Westlake Chemical Corp'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
=424.443/4463.336*365
=34.71

Westlake Chemical Corp's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=908.177/1279.028*365 / 4
=64.79

* 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.

Westlake Chemical Corp Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
DaysSalesOutstanding 45.3858.0234.3353.3341.7638.3638.6138.7043.4434.71

Westlake Chemical Corp Quarterly Data

Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16
DaysSalesOutstanding 39.5840.9942.2240.2744.3238.0439.2542.2441.4364.79
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