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Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. (NAS:HITK)
Inventory Turnover
0.60 (As of Jan. 2014)

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. Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.'s cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was \$28.0 Mil. Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.'s average inventory for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2014 was \$46.3 Mil. Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.'s inventory turnover for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2014 was 0.60.

Days inventory indicates the number of days of goods in sales that a company has in the inventory. Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.'s days inventory for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was 151.07.

Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.'s days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was 70.52.

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. Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.'s inventory to revenue ratio for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2014 was 0.77.

Definition

Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.'s Inventory Turnover for the fiscal year that ended in Apr. 2013 is calculated as

 Inventory Turnover (A: Apr. 2013 ) = Cost of Goods Sold / Average Inventory = Cost of Goods Sold (A: Apr. 2013 ) / ( (Inventory (A: Apr. 2012 ) + Inventory (A: Apr. 2013 )) / 2 ) = 117.304 / ( (39.281 + 39.229) / 2 ) = 117.304 / 39.255 = 2.99

Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.'s Inventory Turnover for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as

 Inventory Turnover (Q: Jan. 2014 ) = Cost of Goods Sold / Average Inventory = Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Jan. 2014 ) / ( (Inventory (Q: Oct. 2013 ) + Inventory (Q: Jan. 2014 )) / 2 ) = 27.962 / ( (45.879 + 46.708) / 2 ) = 27.962 / 46.2935 = 0.60

* 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.

Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.'s Days Inventory for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as:

 Days Inventory = Average Inventory (Q: Jan. 2014 ) / Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Jan. 2014 ) * Days in Period = 46.2935 / 27.962 * 365 / 4 = 151.07

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

Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.'s Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as:

 Days Sales of Inventory (DSI) = Average Inventory (Q: Jan. 2014 ) / Revenue (Q: Jan. 2014 ) * Days in Period = 46.2935 / 59.902 * 365 / 4 = 70.52

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.

Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.'s Inventory to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as

 Inventory to Revenue = Average Inventory (Q: Jan. 2014 ) / Revenue (Q: Jan. 2014 ) = 46.2935 / 59.902 = 0.77

* 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.

Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. Annual Data

 Apr04 Apr05 Apr06 Apr07 Apr08 Apr09 Apr10 Apr11 Apr12 Apr13 Inventory Turnover 3.76 3.93 3.99 3.02 2.49 3.24 3.73 3.84 3.20 2.99

Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. Quarterly Data

 Oct11 Jan12 Apr12 Jul12 Oct12 Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 Oct13 Jan14 Inventory Turnover 0.78 0.68 0.74 0.66 0.71 0.81 0.79 0.60 0.60 0.60
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