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Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT)
Inventory to Revenue
0.36 (As of Jul. 2016)

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. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's average inventory for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2016 was \$43,983 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Jul. 2016 was \$120,854 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's inventory to revenue ratio for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2016 was 0.36.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's inventory to revenue ratio for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2016 declined from Apr. 2016 (0.38) to Apr. 2016 (0.36)

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. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's days inventory for the three months ended in Jul. 2016 was 44.85.

Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). Wal-Mart Stores Inc's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Jul. 2016 was 33.21.

Inventory turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's inventory turnover for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2016 was 2.03.

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.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Inventory to Revenue for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2016 is calculated as

 Inventory to Revenue (A: Jan. 2016 ) = Average Inventory / Revenue = ( (Inventory (A: Jan. 2015 ) + Inventory (A: Jan. 2016 )) / 2 ) / Revenue (A: Jan. 2016 ) = ( (45141 + 44469) / 2 ) / 482130 = 44805 / 482130 = 0.09

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Inventory to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2016 is calculated as

 Inventory to Revenue (Q: Jul. 2016 ) = Average Inventory / Revenue = ( (Inventory (Q: Apr. 2016 ) + Inventory (Q: Jul. 2016 )) / 2 ) / Revenue (Q: Jul. 2016 ) = ( (44513 + 43453) / 2 ) / 120854 = 43983 / 120854 = 0.36

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Days Inventory for the three months ended in Jul. 2016 is calculated as:

 Days Inventory = Average Inventory (Q: Jul. 2016 ) / Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Jul. 2016 ) * Days in Period = 43983 / 89485 * 365 / 4 = 44.85

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

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Jul. 2016 is

 Days Sales of Inventory (DSI) = Average Inventory (Q: Jul. 2016 ) / Revenue (Q: Jul. 2016 ) * Days in Period = 43983 / 120854 * 365 / 4 = 33.21

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

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Inventory Turnover for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2016 is calculated as

 Inventory Turnover = Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Jul. 2016 ) / Average Inventory (Q: Jul. 2016 ) = 89485 / 43983 = 2.03

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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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.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Annual Data

 Jan07 Jan08 Jan09 Jan10 Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Jan16 inventory2rev 0.09 0.09 0.09 0.08 0.08 0.09 0.09 0.09 0.09 0.09

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Quarterly Data

 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 inventory2rev 0.38 0.41 0.37 0.40 0.38 0.41 0.37 0.38 0.36 0.40
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