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Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ACI)
Inventory to Revenue
0.34 (As of Sep. 2015)

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. Arch Coal Inc's average inventory for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 was \$231 Mil. Arch Coal Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was \$689 Mil. Arch Coal Inc's inventory to revenue ratio for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 was 0.34.

Arch Coal Inc's inventory to revenue ratio for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 declined from Jun. 2015 (0.36) to Jun. 2015 (0.34)

A decrease in the inventory to revenue ratio from one quarter to next indicates that one of these is occurring:

1. investment in inventory is shrinking in relation to revenue
2. revenue are increasing
No matter which situation is causing the reduction in the inventory to revenue ratio, either one suggests that business's inventory levels and its cash flow are effectively managed.

Days inventory indicates the number of days of goods in sales that a company has in the inventory. Arch Coal Inc's days inventory for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was 39.10.

Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). Arch Coal Inc's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was 30.68.

Inventory turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. Arch Coal Inc's inventory turnover for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 was 2.33.

Definition

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.

Arch Coal Inc's Inventory to Revenue for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

 Inventory to Revenue (A: Dec. 2014 ) = Average Inventory / Revenue = ( (Inventory (A: Dec. 2013 ) + Inventory (A: Dec. 2014 )) / 2 ) / Revenue (A: Dec. 2014 ) = ( (264.161 + 190.253) / 2 ) / 2937.119 = 227.207 / 2937.119 = 0.08

Arch Coal Inc's Inventory to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as

 Inventory to Revenue (Q: Sep. 2015 ) = Average Inventory / Revenue = ( (Inventory (Q: Jun. 2015 ) + Inventory (Q: Sep. 2015 )) / 2 ) / Revenue (Q: Sep. 2015 ) = ( (223.929 + 239.035) / 2 ) / 688.544 = 231.482 / 688.544 = 0.34

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

Explanation

An increase in inventory to revenue ratio from one quarter to the next indicates that one of the following is happening:

1. investment in inventory is growing more rapidly than revenue
2. revenue are dropping
No matter which situation is causing the problem, an increase in the inventory to revenue ratio may signal an oncoming cash flow problem.

Likewise, a decrease in the inventory to revenue ratio from one quarter to next indicates that one of these is occurring:

1. investment in inventory is shrinking in relation to revenue
2. revenue are increasing
No matter which situation is causing the reduction in the inventory to revenue ratio, either one suggests that business's inventory levels and its cash flow are effectively managed.

More Related Terms:

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

Arch Coal Inc's Days Inventory for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as:

 Days Inventory = Average Inventory (Q: Sep. 2015 ) / Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Sep. 2015 ) * Days in Period = 231.482 / 540.192 * 365 / 4 = 39.10

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

Arch Coal Inc's Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 is

 Days Sales of Inventory (DSI) = Average Inventory (Q: Sep. 2015 ) / Revenue (Q: Sep. 2015 ) * Days in Period = 231.482 / 688.544 * 365 / 4 = 30.68

3. Inventory Turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year.

Arch Coal Inc's Inventory Turnover for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as

 Inventory Turnover = Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Sep. 2015 ) / Average Inventory (Q: Sep. 2015 ) = 540.192 / 231.482 = 2.33

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

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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.

Arch Coal Inc Annual Data

 Dec05 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 inventory2rev 0.05 0.05 0.06 0.06 0.08 0.08 0.07 0.10 0.10 0.08

Arch Coal Inc Quarterly Data

 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 inventory2rev 0.47 0.41 0.38 0.33 0.32 0.30 0.27 0.32 0.36 0.34
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