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WGL Holdings Inc (NYSE:WGL)
Days Sales Outstanding
50.77 (As of Mar. 2017)

WGL Holdings Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $468 Mil. WGL Holdings Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $842 Mil. Hence, WGL Holdings Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was 50.77.

WGL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.22   Max: 72.68
Current: 72.68

20.22
72.68

During the past 13 years, WGL Holdings Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 72.68. The lowest was 20.22. And the median was 26.95.

WGL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
64% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 49.50 vs. WGL: 72.68 )

WGL Holdings Inc's days sales outstanding increased from Mar. 2016 (41.71) to Mar. 2017 (50.77).


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.

WGL Holdings 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
=302.65/2349.559*365
=47.02

WGL Holdings 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
=468.312/841.75*365 / 4
=50.77

* 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.

WGL Holdings Inc Annual Data

Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14Sep15Sep16
DaysSalesOutstanding 20.2227.7823.2125.3524.9432.9830.9526.1134.3347.02

WGL Holdings Inc Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
DaysSalesOutstanding 39.7342.6553.5148.8042.2241.7159.0960.0562.1650.77
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