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Bio-Reference Laboratories Inc (NAS:BRLI)
Inventory Turnover
5.77 (As of Apr. 2015)

Inventory turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. It is calculated as cost of goods sold divided by average inventory. Bio-Reference Laboratories Inc's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 was \$125.0 Mil. Bio-Reference Laboratories Inc's average inventory for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2015 was \$21.6 Mil. Bio-Reference Laboratories Inc's inventory turnover for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2015 was 5.77.

Days inventory indicates the number of days of goods in sales that a company has in the inventory. Bio-Reference Laboratories Inc's days inventory for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 was 15.80.

Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). Bio-Reference Laboratories Inc's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 was 8.82.

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. Bio-Reference Laboratories Inc's inventory to revenue ratio for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2015 was 0.10.

Definition

Bio-Reference Laboratories Inc's Inventory Turnover for the fiscal year that ended in Oct. 2014 is calculated as

 Inventory Turnover (A: Oct. 2014 ) = Cost of Goods Sold / Average Inventory = Cost of Goods Sold (A: Oct. 2014 ) / ( (Inventory (A: Oct. 2013 ) + Inventory (A: Oct. 2014 )) / 2 ) = 462.283 / ( (19.095 + 20.791) / 2 ) = 462.283 / 19.943 = 23.18

Bio-Reference Laboratories Inc's Inventory Turnover for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2015 is calculated as

 Inventory Turnover (Q: Apr. 2015 ) = Cost of Goods Sold / Average Inventory = Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Apr. 2015 ) / ( (Inventory (Q: Jan. 2015 ) + Inventory (Q: Apr. 2015 )) / 2 ) = 125.003 / ( (22.511 + 20.783) / 2 ) = 125.003 / 21.647 = 5.77

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

Explanation

Inventory Turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. A higher inventory turnover means the company has light inventory. Therefore the company spends less money on storage, write downs, and obsolete inventory. If the inventory is too light, it may affect sales because the company may not have enough to meet demand.

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

Bio-Reference Laboratories Inc's Days Inventory for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 is calculated as:

 Days Inventory = Average Inventory (Q: Apr. 2015 ) / Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Apr. 2015 ) * Days in Period = 21.647 / 125.003 * 365 / 4 = 15.80

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

Bio-Reference Laboratories Inc's Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 is calculated as:

 Days Sales of Inventory (DSI) = Average Inventory (Q: Apr. 2015 ) / Revenue (Q: Apr. 2015 ) * Days in Period = 21.647 / 223.986 * 365 / 4 = 8.82

3. 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.

Bio-Reference Laboratories Inc's Inventory to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2015 is calculated as

 Inventory to Revenue = Average Inventory (Q: Apr. 2015 ) / Revenue (Q: Apr. 2015 ) = 21.647 / 223.986 = 0.10

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

Be Aware

Usually retailers pile up their inventories at holiday seasons to meet the stronger demand. Therefore, the inventory of a particular quarter of a year should not be used to calculate inventory turnover. An average inventory is a better indication.

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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.

Bio-Reference Laboratories Inc Annual Data

 Oct05 Oct06 Oct07 Oct08 Oct09 Oct10 Oct11 Oct12 Oct13 Oct14 Inventory Turnover 61.47 54.93 46.99 44.91 46.59 44.92 36.24 27.46 23.11 23.18

Bio-Reference Laboratories Inc Quarterly Data

 Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 Oct13 Jan14 Apr14 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Inventory Turnover 5.82 6.26 6.37 5.95 5.34 5.41 6.06 5.99 5.50 5.77
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