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SUPERVALU Inc (NYSE:SVU)
Days Sales Outstanding
12.12 (As of Feb. 2017)

SUPERVALU Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Feb. 2017 was $386 Mil. SUPERVALU Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Feb. 2017 was $2,907 Mil. Hence, SUPERVALU Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Feb. 2017 was 12.12.

SVU' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.16   Max: 15.62
Current: 9.41

7.16
15.62

During the past 13 years, SUPERVALU Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 15.62. The lowest was 7.16. And the median was 10.46.

SVU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
64% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.41 vs. SVU: 9.41 )

SUPERVALU Inc's days sales outstanding declined from Feb. 2016 (12.81) to Feb. 2017 (12.12).


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.

SUPERVALU Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Feb. 2017 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=386/12480*365
=11.29

SUPERVALU Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2017 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=386/2907*365 / 4
=12.12

* 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.

SUPERVALU Inc Annual Data

Feb08Feb09Feb10Feb11Feb12Feb13Feb14Feb15Feb16Feb17
DaysSalesOutstanding 7.887.167.3215.6210.489.9310.4313.2511.4811.29

SUPERVALU Inc Quarterly Data

Nov14Feb15May15Aug15Nov15Feb16May16Aug16Nov16Feb17
DaysSalesOutstanding 11.360.008.1711.0314.5312.818.1811.3113.3712.12
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