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Carnival Corp (NYSE:CCL)
Inventory Turnover
7.13 (As of Feb. 2017)

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. Carnival Corp's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Feb. 2017 was \$2,435 Mil. Carnival Corp's average inventory for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2017 was \$342 Mil. Carnival Corp's inventory turnover for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2017 was 7.13.

Days inventory indicates the number of days of goods in sales that a company has in the inventory. Carnival Corp's days inventory for the three months ended in Feb. 2017 was 12.80.

Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). Carnival Corp's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Feb. 2017 was 8.22.

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. Carnival Corp's inventory to revenue ratio for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2017 was 0.09.

Definition

Carnival Corp's Inventory Turnover for the fiscal year that ended in Nov. 2016 is calculated as

 Inventory Turnover (A: Nov. 2016 ) = Cost of Goods Sold / Average Inventory = Cost of Goods Sold (A: Nov. 2016 ) / ( (Inventory (A: Nov. 2015 ) + Inventory (A: Nov. 2016 )) / 2 ) = 9383 / ( (330 + 322) / 2 ) = 9383 / 326 = 28.78

Carnival Corp's Inventory Turnover for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2017 is calculated as

 Inventory Turnover (Q: Feb. 2017 ) = Cost of Goods Sold / Average Inventory = Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Feb. 2017 ) / ( (Inventory (Q: Nov. 2016 ) + Inventory (Q: Feb. 2017 )) / 2 ) = 2435 / ( (322 + 361) / 2 ) = 2435 / 341.5 = 7.13

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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.

Carnival Corp's Days Inventory for the three months ended in Feb. 2017 is calculated as:

 Days Inventory = Average Inventory (Q: Feb. 2017 ) / Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Feb. 2017 ) * Days in Period = 341.5 / 2435 * 365 / 4 = 12.80

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

Carnival Corp's Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Feb. 2017 is calculated as:

 Days Sales of Inventory (DSI) = Average Inventory (Q: Feb. 2017 ) / Revenue (Q: Feb. 2017 ) * Days in Period = 341.5 / 3791 * 365 / 4 = 8.22

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.

Carnival Corp's Inventory to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2017 is calculated as

 Inventory to Revenue = Average Inventory (Q: Feb. 2017 ) / Revenue (Q: Feb. 2017 ) = 341.5 / 3791 = 0.09

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 local exchange's currency.

Carnival Corp Annual Data

 Nov07 Nov08 Nov09 Nov10 Nov11 Nov12 Nov13 Nov14 Nov15 Nov16 Inventory Turnover 25.68 27.98 25.52 28.41 29.68 27.02 27.81 28.19 27.22 28.78

Carnival Corp Quarterly Data

 Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 Inventory Turnover 6.92 6.71 7.30 7.88 6.99 6.77 6.97 8.15 7.29 7.13
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