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Staples Inc (NAS:SPLS)
Days Payable
49.18 (As of Apr. 2017)

Staples Inc's payable for the three months ended in Apr. 2017 was $1,655 Mil. Staples Inc's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Apr. 2017 was $3,071 Mil. Hence, Staples Inc's days payable for the three months ended in Apr. 2017 was 49.18.

SPLS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.69   Max: 47.39
Current: 47.39

38.69
47.39

During the past 13 years, Staples Inc's highest Days Payable was 47.39. The lowest was 38.69. And the median was 43.84.

SPLS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
54% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 51.01 vs. SPLS: 47.39 )

Staples Inc's days payable declined from Apr. 2016 (57.01) to Apr. 2017 (49.18). It may suggest that Staples Inc accelerated paying its suppliers.


Definition

Days Payable indicates the number of days that the account payable relative to revenue the company has. An increase of Days Payable may suggest that the company delays paying its suppliers.

Staples Inc's Days Payable for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2017 is calculated as

Days Payable=Payable/Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=1706/13489*365
=46.16

Staples Inc's Days Payable for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2017 is calculated as:

Days Payable=Payable/Cost of Goods Sold*Days in Period
=1655/3071*365 / 4
=49.18

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


Related Terms

Revenue


Historical Data

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

Staples Inc Annual Data

Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14Jan15Jan16Jan17
DaysPayable 41.2142.6543.3045.8045.0938.6942.6846.5344.3846.16

Staples Inc Quarterly Data

Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16Oct16Jan17Apr17
DaysPayable 80.1747.3152.8945.3269.9557.0152.5247.2370.6349.18
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