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Plum Creek Timber Co Inc (NYSE:PCL)
Inventory Turnover
3.97 (As of Dec. 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. Plum Creek Timber Co Inc's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was \$230 Mil. Plum Creek Timber Co Inc's average inventory for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2015 was \$58 Mil. Plum Creek Timber Co Inc's inventory turnover for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2015 was 3.97.

Days inventory indicates the number of days of goods in sales that a company has in the inventory. Plum Creek Timber Co Inc's days inventory for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was 23.01.

Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). Plum Creek Timber Co Inc's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was 16.39.

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. Plum Creek Timber Co Inc's inventory to revenue ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2015 was 0.18.

Definition

Plum Creek Timber Co Inc's Inventory Turnover for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as

 Inventory Turnover (A: Dec. 2015 ) = Cost of Goods Sold / Average Inventory = Cost of Goods Sold (A: Dec. 2015 ) / ( (Inventory (A: Dec. 2014 ) + Inventory (A: Dec. 2015 )) / 2 ) = 1037 / ( (61 + 57) / 2 ) = 1037 / 59 = 17.58

Plum Creek Timber Co Inc's Inventory Turnover for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as

 Inventory Turnover (Q: Dec. 2015 ) = Cost of Goods Sold / Average Inventory = Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Dec. 2015 ) / ( (Inventory (Q: Sep. 2015 ) + Inventory (Q: Dec. 2015 )) / 2 ) = 230 / ( (59 + 57) / 2 ) = 230 / 58 = 3.97

* 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.

Plum Creek Timber Co Inc's Days Inventory for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as:

 Days Inventory = Average Inventory (Q: Dec. 2015 ) / Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Dec. 2015 ) * Days in Period = 58 / 230 * 365 / 4 = 23.01

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

Plum Creek Timber Co Inc's Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as:

 Days Sales of Inventory (DSI) = Average Inventory (Q: Dec. 2015 ) / Revenue (Q: Dec. 2015 ) * Days in Period = 58 / 323 * 365 / 4 = 16.39

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.

Plum Creek Timber Co Inc's Inventory to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as

 Inventory to Revenue = Average Inventory (Q: Dec. 2015 ) / Revenue (Q: Dec. 2015 ) = 58 / 323 = 0.18

* 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.

Plum Creek Timber Co Inc Annual Data

 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Inventory Turnover 13.56 13.62 14.83 14.82 16.99 16.27 19.44 17.69 18.17 17.58

Plum Creek Timber Co Inc Quarterly Data

 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Inventory Turnover 4.78 4.31 4.14 4.57 4.84 5.15 5.25 3.95 4.61 3.97
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