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MWI Veterinary Supply Inc (NAS:MWIV)
Total Inventories
\$430 Mil (As of Sep. 2014)

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's total inventories for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 was \$430 Mil. MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's average total inventories from the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 to the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 was \$402 Mil.

In Ben Grahams calculation of liquidation value, inventory is only considered worth half of its book value. MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's liquidation value for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 was \$-53 Mil.

Inventory can be measured by days sales of inventory (DSI). MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was 46.23.

Days inventory indicates the number of days of goods in sales that a company has in the inventory. MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's days inventory for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was 52.42.

Inventory turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's inventory turnover for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 was 1.74.

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. MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's inventory to revenue ratio for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 was 0.51.

Definition

Total Inventories 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.

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's liquidation value for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is

 Liquidation value (Q: Sep. 2014 ) = Cash and Cash Equivalents - Total Liabilities + (0.75 * Account Receivable) + (0.5 * Inventory) = 2.433 - 539.545 + 0.75 * 358.757 + 0.5 * 430.499 = -53

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

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 is

 Days Sales of Inventory (DSI) = Average Inventory (Q: Sep. 2014 ) / Revenue (Q: Sep. 2014 ) * Days in Period = 402.32 / 794.059 * 365 / 4 = 46.23

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

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's Days Inventory for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as:

 Days Inventory = Average Inventory (Q: Sep. 2014 ) / Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Sep. 2014 ) * Days in Period = 402.32 / 700.369 * 365 / 4 = 52.42

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

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's Inventory Turnover for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as

 Inventory Turnover = Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Sep. 2014 ) / Average Inventory (Q: Sep. 2014 ) = 700.369 / 402.32 = 1.74

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.

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's Inventory to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as

 Inventory to Revenue = Average Inventory (Q: Sep. 2014 ) / Revenue (Q: Sep. 2014 ) = 402.32 / 794.059 = 0.51

* 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.

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Historical Data

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

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc Annual Data

 Sep05 Sep06 Sep07 Sep08 Sep09 Sep10 Sep11 Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Inventory 69 85 95 118 116 175 170 251 326 430

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc Quarterly Data

 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Inventory 242 251 273 269 284 326 404 415 374 430
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