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Air Products & Chemicals Inc (NYSE:APD)
Days Sales Outstanding
54.21 (As of Mar. 2017)

Air Products & Chemicals Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $1,176 Mil. Air Products & Chemicals Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $1,980 Mil. Hence, Air Products & Chemicals Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was 54.21.

APD' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 49.01   Max: 62.98
Current: 49.01

49.01
62.98

During the past 13 years, Air Products & Chemicals Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 62.98. The lowest was 49.01. And the median was 55.29.

APD's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 59.97 vs. APD: 49.01 )

Air Products & Chemicals Inc's days sales outstanding declined from Mar. 2016 (70.50) to Mar. 2017 (54.21).


Definition

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 receivables are being managed.

Account receivable can be measured by Days Sales Outstanding.

Air Products & Chemicals Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=1439.9/9524.4*365
=55.18

Air Products & Chemicals Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2017 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=1176.3/1980.1*365 / 4
=54.21

* 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.


Related Terms

Account Receivable, Revenue


Historical Data

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

Air Products & Chemicals Inc Annual Data

Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14Sep15Sep16
DaysSalesOutstanding 62.9855.2160.2759.9351.3758.6655.3751.9651.8755.18

Air Products & Chemicals Inc Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
DaysSalesOutstanding 50.9752.2153.2252.3963.0070.5058.5953.3551.5454.21
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