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Accenture PLC  (NYSE:ACN) Change In Receivables: \$167 Mil (As of Aug. 2017)

Accenture PLC's change in receivables for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2017 was \$167 Mil. It means Accenture PLC's Accounts Receivable increased by \$167 Mil from May. 2017 to Aug. 2017 .

Accenture PLC's change in receivables for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2017 was \$-73 Mil. It means Accenture PLC's Accounts Receivable declined by \$73 Mil from Aug. 2016 to Aug. 2017 .

Accenture PLC's Accounts Receivable for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2017 was \$4,569 Mil.

Days Sales Outstanding measures of the average number of days that a company takes to collect revenue after a sale has been made. It is a financial ratio that illustrates how well a company's Accounts Receivable are being managed. Accenture PLC's Days Sales Outstanding for the three months ended in Aug. 2017 was 43.25.

In Ben Graham's calculation of liquidation value, Apple Inc's Accounts Receivable are only considered to be worth 75% of book value. Accenture PLC's liquidation value for the three months ended in Aug. 2017 was \$-6,184 Mil.

Historical Data

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

Accenture PLC Annual Data

 Aug08 Aug09 Aug10 Aug11 Aug12 Aug13 Aug14 Aug15 Aug16 Aug17 Change In Receivables -309.69 -464.64 -427.13 -370.07 -73.32

Accenture PLC Quarterly Data

 Nov12 Feb13 May13 Aug13 Nov13 Feb14 May14 Aug14 Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17 Change In Receivables 59.02 -279.15 -83.27 121.71 167.38

Calculation

Change In Accounts Receivable relative to the previous period. It is any increase or decrease in the cash a company is owed by its customers.

Explanation

1. Accounts Receivable are created when a customer has received a product but has not yet paid for that product. Days Sales Outstanding measures of the average number of days that a company takes to collect revenue after a sale has been made. It is a financial ratio that illustrates how well a company's Accounts Receivable are being managed.

Accenture PLC's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2017 is calculated as:

 Days Sales Outstanding = Accounts Receivable / Revenue * Days in Period = 4569.214 / 9640.906 * 91 = 43.25

2. In Ben Graham's calculation of liquidation value, Accenture PLC's accounts receivable are only considered to be worth 75% of book value:

Accenture PLC's liquidation value for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2017 is calculated as:

 Liquidation Value = Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities - Total Liabilities + (0.75 * Accounts Receivable) + (0.5 * Total Inventories) = 4129.871 - 13740.413 + 0.75 * 4569.214 + 0.5 * 0 = -6,184

* 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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