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AK Steel Holding Corp (NYSE:AKS)
Inventory
$738 Mil (As of Jun. 2014)

AK Steel Holding Corp's inventory for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 was $738 Mil.

In Ben Graham’s calculation of liquidation value, inventory is only considered worth half of its book value. AK Steel Holding Corp's liquidation value for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 was $-3,676 Mil.

Inventory turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. AK Steel Holding Corp's inventory turnover for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 was 1.99.

Days inventory indicates the number of days of goods in sales that a company has in the inventory. AK Steel Holding Corp's days inventory for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was 45.79.

Inventory can be measured by days sales of inventory (DSI). AK Steel Holding Corp's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was 42.39.

Inventory to revenue ratio determines the ability of a company to manage their inventory levels. It measures the percentage of Inventories the company currently has on hand to support the current amount of Revenue. AK Steel Holding Corp's inventory to revenue ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 was 0.47.


Definition

Inventory includes the raw materials, work-in-process goods and completely finished goods of a company. It is a portion of a company’s current assets.


Explanation

Inventory control is an important part of business operation. If a company does not have enough inventory, it may not be able to meet customers’ required delivery time. If it has too much inventory, the cost of holding the inventory can be high.

1. In Ben Graham’s calculation of liquidation value, inventory is only considered worth half of its book value.

AK Steel Holding Corp's liquidation value for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 is

Liquidation value (Q: Jun. 2014 )
=Cash and Cash Equivalents-Total Liabilities+(0.75 * Accts Receivable)+(0.5 * Inventory)
=54.8-4177.6+0.75 * 596.2+0.5 *
=-3,676

2. Inventory Turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year.

AK Steel Holding Corp's Inventory Turnover for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 is calculated as

Inventory Turnover (Q: Jun. 2014 )
=Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Jun. 2014 )/( (Inventory (Q: Mar. 2014 )+Inventory (Q: Jun. 2014 ))/ 2 )
=1416.9/( (687.7+738.3)/ 2 )
=1416.9/713
=1.99

3. Days Inventory indicates the number of days of goods in sales that a company has in the inventory.

AK Steel Holding Corp's Days Inventory for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 is calculated as:

Days Inventory=Average Inventory (Q: Jun. 2014 )/Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Jun. 2014 )*Days in Period
=713/1416.9*91
=45.79

4. Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI).

AK Steel Holding Corp's Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 is

Days Sales of Inventory (DSI)
=Average Inventory (Q: Jun. 2014 )/Revenue (Q: Jun. 2014 )*Days in Period
=713/1530.8*91
=42.39

5. Inventory to Revenue determines the ability of a company to manage their inventory levels. It measures the percentage of Inventories the company currently has on hand to support the current amount of Revenue.

AK Steel Holding Corp's Inventory to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 is calculated as

Inventory to Revenue=Average Inventory (Q: Jun. 2014 ) / Revenue (Q: Jun. 2014 )
=713 / 1530.8
=0.47

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Be Aware

Manufacturers with durable competitive advantages have the advantage that the products they sell do not change, and therefore will never become obsolete. Buffett likes this advantage.

When identifying manufacturers with durable competitive advantage, look for inventory and net earnings that rise correspondingly. This indicates that the company is finding profitable ways to increase sales which called for an increase in inventory.

Manufacturers with inventories that spike up and down are indicative of competitive industries subject to boom and bust.


Related Terms

Revenue, Cash and Cash Equivalents, Total Liabilities, Account Receivable, Inventory, NCAV, Days Inventory, Cost of Goods Sold, Inventory Turnover, Inventory to Revenue


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

AK Steel Holding Corp Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Inventory 682808858647567417449419609587

AK Steel Holding Corp Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
Inventory 621723728609664677685587688738
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