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BGC Partners Inc (NAS:BGCP)
Days Sales Outstanding
318.83 (As of Mar. 2017)

BGC Partners Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $2,472 Mil. BGC Partners Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $707 Mil. Hence, BGC Partners Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was 318.83.

BGCP' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 52.82   Max: 336.52
Current: 336.52

52.82
336.52

During the past 13 years, BGC Partners Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 336.52. The lowest was 52.82. And the median was 160.55.

BGCP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
72% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 49.99 vs. BGCP: 336.52 )

BGC Partners Inc's days sales outstanding declined from Mar. 2016 (327.60) to Mar. 2017 (318.83).


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.

BGC Partners Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=1139.818/2612.623*365
=159.24

BGC Partners 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
=2471.81/707.43*365 / 4
=318.83

* 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.

BGC Partners Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
DaysSalesOutstanding 72.2552.82164.07207.98151.27156.48161.86216.93185.70159.24

BGC Partners Inc Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
DaysSalesOutstanding 197.51496.30230.00229.44176.57327.60369.37339.70153.38318.83
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