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Lafarge SA (OTCPK:LFRGY)
Inventory to Revenue
0.40 (As of Sep. 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. Lafarge SA's inventory for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2013 was $2,281 Mil. Lafarge SA's revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2013 was $5,779 Mil. Lafarge SA's inventory to revenue ratio for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2013 was 0.40.

Lafarge SA's inventory to revenue ratio for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2013 declined from Jun. 2013 (0.44) to Jun. 2013 (0.40)

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. Lafarge SA's days inventory for the three months ended in Sep. 2013 was 48.74.

Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). Lafarge SA's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Sep. 2013 was 35.92.

Inventory turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. Lafarge SA's inventory turnover for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2013 was 1.87.


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.

Lafarge SA's Inventory to Revenue for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2012 is calculated as

Inventory to Revenue (A: Dec. 2012 )=Inventory (A: Dec. 2012 ) / Revenue (A: Dec. 2012 )
=2210.10638298 / 21031.9148936
=0.11

Lafarge SA's Inventory to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2013 is calculated as

Inventory to Revenue (Q: Sep. 2013 )=Inventory (Q: Sep. 2013 ) / Revenue (Q: Sep. 2013 )
=2281.03683492 / 5778.9904502
=0.39

* 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.

Lafarge SA's Days Inventory for the three months ended in Sep. 2013 is calculated as:

Days Inventory=Inventory (Q: Sep. 2013 )/Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Sep. 2013 )*Days in Period
=2281.03683492/4259.20873124*91
=48.74

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

Lafarge SA's Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Sep. 2013 is

Days Sales of Inventory (DSI)=Inventory (Q: Sep. 2013 )/Revenue (Q: Sep. 2013 )*Days in Period
=2281.03683492/5778.9904502*91
=35.92

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

Lafarge SA's Inventory Turnover for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2013 is calculated as

Inventory Turnover=Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Sep. 2013 ) / Average Inventory (Q: Sep. 2013 )
=4259.20873124 / 2281.03683492
=1.87

* 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.

Lafarge SA Annual Data

Dec03Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12
inventory2rev 0.100.120.140.100.100.120.110.110.100.11

Lafarge SA Quarterly Data

Jun11Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13
inventory2rev 0.410.380.400.490.410.400.440.600.440.40
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