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Cowen Inc (NAS:COWN)
Days Sales Outstanding
225.94 (As of Mar. 2017)

Cowen Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $284.7 Mil. Cowen Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $115.0 Mil. Hence, Cowen Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was 225.94.

COWN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 68.06   Max: 224.79
Current: 214.02

68.06
224.79

During the past 13 years, Cowen Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 224.79. The lowest was 68.06. And the median was 179.39.

COWN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
79% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 51.57 vs. COWN: 214.02 )

Cowen Inc's days sales outstanding increased from Mar. 2016 (220.32) to Mar. 2017 (225.94).


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.

Cowen 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
=197.143/471.565*365
=152.59

Cowen 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
=284.674/114.971*365 / 4
=225.94

* 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.

Cowen Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
DaysSalesOutstanding 68.06201.57205.72224.79157.92191.99167.99176.94181.84152.59

Cowen Inc Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
DaysSalesOutstanding 156.26193.28189.79191.10190.94220.32173.43131.73147.13225.94
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