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Plains Exploration & Production Company (NYSE:PXP)
Inventory Turnover
8.04 (As of Mar. 2013)

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. Plains Exploration & Production Company's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Mar. 2013 was $247 Mil. Plains Exploration & Production Company's average inventory for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2013 was $31 Mil. Plains Exploration & Production Company's inventory turnover for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2013 was 8.04.

Days inventory indicates the number of days of goods in sales that a company has in the inventory. Plains Exploration & Production Company's days inventory for the three months ended in Mar. 2013 was 11.32.

Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). Plains Exploration & Production Company's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Mar. 2013 was 2.27.

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. Plains Exploration & Production Company's inventory to revenue ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2013 was 0.02.


Definition

Plains Exploration & Production Company's Inventory Turnover for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2012 is calculated as

Inventory Turnover (A: Dec. 2012 )
=Cost of Goods Sold (A: Dec. 2012 )/( (Inventory (A: Dec. 2011 )+Inventory (A: Dec. 2012 ))/ 2 )
=632.452/( (20.173+27.672)/ 2 )
=632.452/23.9225
=26.44

Plains Exploration & Production Company's Inventory Turnover for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2013 is calculated as

Inventory Turnover (Q: Mar. 2013 )
=Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Mar. 2013 )/( (Inventory (Q: Dec. 2012 )+Inventory (Q: Mar. 2013 ))/ 2 )
=247.143/( (27.672+33.83)/ 2 )
=247.143/30.751
=8.04

* 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.

Plains Exploration & Production Company's Days Inventory for the three months ended in Mar. 2013 is calculated as:

Days Inventory=Average Inventory (Q: Mar. 2013 )/Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Mar. 2013 )*Days in Period
=30.751/247.143*91
=11.32

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

Plains Exploration & Production Company's Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Mar. 2013 is calculated as:

Days Sales of Inventory=Average Inventory (Q: Mar. 2013 )/Revenue (Q: Mar. 2013 )*Days in Period
=30.751/1232.115*91
=2.27

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.

Plains Exploration & Production Company's Inventory to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2013 is calculated as

Inventory to Revenue=Average Inventory (Q: Mar. 2013 ) / Revenue (Q: Mar. 2013 )
=30.751 / 1232.115
=0.02

* 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.


Related Terms

Inventory, Cost of Goods Sold, Days Inventory, Revenue, Inventory to Revenue


Historical Data

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

Plains Exploration & Production Company Annual Data

Dec03Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12
Inventory Turnover 19.9432.2830.3025.3824.7230.0019.5820.3822.2926.44

Plains Exploration & Production Company Quarterly Data

Dec10Mar11Jun11Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13
Inventory Turnover 5.315.255.814.426.216.587.478.538.198.04
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