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Westport Innovations Inc (NAS:WPRT)
Days Sales Outstanding
105.35 (As of Mar. 2014)

Westport Innovations Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $48.5 Mil. Westport Innovations Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $41.9 Mil. Hence, Westport Innovations Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was 105.35.

Westport Innovations Inc's days sales outstanding declined from Mar. 2013 (116.08) to Mar. 2014 (105.35).


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.

Westport Innovations Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=59.315/164.032*365
=131.99

Westport Innovations Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=48.535/41.923*91
=105.35

* 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.

Westport Innovations Inc Annual Data

Mar04Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Dec12Dec13
DaysSalesOutstanding 57.1064.0251.4365.6770.4252.8874.0674.29103.64131.99

Westport Innovations Inc Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
DaysSalesOutstanding 0.00183.61150.39192.18100.72116.08117.2393.89102.63105.35
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