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Dell Inc (NAS:DELL)
Inventory to Revenue
0.10 (As of Jul. 2013)

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. Dell Inc's inventory for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2013 was $1,468 Mil. Dell Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was $14,514 Mil. Dell Inc's inventory to revenue ratio for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2013 was 0.10.

Dell Inc's inventory to revenue ratio for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2013 stayed the same from Apr. 2013 (0.10) to Apr. 2013 (0.10)

Days inventory indicates the number of days of goods in sales that a company has in the inventory. Dell Inc's days inventory for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was 11.30.

Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). Dell Inc's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was 9.20.

Inventory turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. Dell Inc's inventory turnover for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2013 was 8.06.


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.

Dell Inc's Inventory to Revenue for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2013 is calculated as

Inventory to Revenue (A: Jan. 2013 )=Inventory (A: Jan. 2013 ) / Revenue (A: Jan. 2013 )
=1382 / 56940
=0.02

Dell Inc's Inventory to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2013 is calculated as

Inventory to Revenue (Q: Jul. 2013 )=Inventory (Q: Jul. 2013 ) / Revenue (Q: Jul. 2013 )
=1468 / 14514
=0.10

* 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.

Dell Inc's Days Inventory for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 is calculated as:

Days Inventory=Inventory (Q: Jul. 2013 )/Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Jul. 2013 )*Days in Period
=1468/11825*91
=11.30

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

Dell Inc's Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 is

Days Sales of Inventory (DSI)=Inventory (Q: Jul. 2013 )/Revenue (Q: Jul. 2013 )*Days in Period
=1468/14514*91
=9.20

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

Dell Inc's Inventory Turnover for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2013 is calculated as

Inventory Turnover=Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Jul. 2013 ) / Average Inventory (Q: Jul. 2013 )
=11825 / 1468
=8.06

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


Related Terms

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


Historical Data

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

Dell Inc Annual Data

Jan04Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13
inventory2rev 0.010.010.010.010.020.020.020.020.020.02

Dell Inc Quarterly Data

Apr11Jul11Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13
inventory2rev 0.090.080.090.090.100.110.110.100.100.10
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