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PDL BioPharma Inc (NAS:PDLI)
Days Sales Outstanding
251.62 (As of Mar. 2017)

PDL BioPharma Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $125.3 Mil. PDL BioPharma Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $45.4 Mil. Hence, PDL BioPharma Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was 251.62.

PDLI' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19   Max: 245.07
Current: 245.07

0.19
245.07

During the past 13 years, PDL BioPharma Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 245.07. The lowest was 0.19. And the median was 0.90.

PDLI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
92% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 64.26 vs. PDLI: 245.07 )

PDL BioPharma Inc's days sales outstanding increased from Mar. 2016 (74.87) to Mar. 2017 (251.62).

Warning Sign:

If a company sales outstanding increases, it means it has difficulty collecting payment from its customers.


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.

PDL BioPharma 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
=151.302/244.301*365
=226.05

PDL BioPharma 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
=125.301/45.44*365 / 4
=251.62

* 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.

PDL BioPharma Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
DaysSalesOutstanding 8.3816.751.200.500.600.350.240.1936.10226.05

PDL BioPharma Inc Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
DaysSalesOutstanding 0.2338.6743.0949.6829.9374.8712.4944.29207.64251.62
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