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Xyratex, Ltd. (NAS:XRTX)
Days Sales Outstanding
44.62 (As of Nov. 2013)

Xyratex, Ltd.'s account receivable for the three months ended in Nov. 2013 was $90.8 Mil. Xyratex, Ltd.'s revenue for the three months ended in Nov. 2013 was $185.3 Mil. Hence, Xyratex, Ltd.'s days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Nov. 2013 was 44.62.

Xyratex, Ltd.'s days sales outstanding declined from Nov. 2012 (45.57) to Nov. 2013 (44.62).


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.

Xyratex, Ltd.'s Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Nov. 2013 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=90.835/814.318*365
=40.71

Xyratex, Ltd.'s Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Nov. 2013 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=90.835/185.254*91
=44.62

* 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.

Xyratex, Ltd. Annual Data

Nov04Nov05Nov06Nov07Nov08Nov09Nov10Nov11Nov12Nov13
DaysSalesOutstanding 39.4944.2839.0847.9348.9952.4547.6350.5841.8640.71

Xyratex, Ltd. Quarterly Data

Aug11Nov11Feb12May12Aug12Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13
DaysSalesOutstanding 44.0647.1346.8346.2247.2745.5745.9950.6253.4344.62
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