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American Capital Ltd  (NAS:ACAS) Days Sales Outstanding: 14.56 (As of Sep. 2016)

American Capital Ltd's Accounts Receivable for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $15.0 Mil. American Capital Ltd's Revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $94.0 Mil. Hence, American Capital Ltd's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was 14.56.

American Capital Ltd's days sales outstanding declined from Sep. 2015 (157.61) to Sep. 2016 (14.56).


Historical Data

* 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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American Capital Ltd Annual Data

Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15
Days Sales Outstanding Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 25.94 22.04 28.48 3.10 202.90

American Capital Ltd Quarterly Data

Dec11 Mar12 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16
Days Sales Outstanding Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 157.61 196.74 18.02 1.93 14.56

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Calculation

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.

Accounts Receivable can be measured by Days Sales Outstanding.

American Capital Ltd's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Accounts Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=373/671*365
=202.90

American Capital Ltd's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Accounts Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=15/94*365 / 4
=14.56

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


Explanation

For retailers, when we compare Days Sales Outstanding, it is important to compare the same period in the previous years.


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