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Wal-Mart Stores Inc  (NYSE:WMT) Days Sales Outstanding: 3.99 (As of Jul. 2017)

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Accounts Receivable for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 was $5,395 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Revenue for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 was $123,355 Mil. Hence, Wal-Mart Stores Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 was 3.99.

NYSE:WMT' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.51   Max: 5.27
Current: 4.32

3.51
5.27

During the past 13 years, Wal-Mart Stores Inc's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 5.27. The lowest was 3.51. And the median was 4.39.

NYSE:WMT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
78% of the 281 Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: 14.08 vs. NYSE:WMT: 4.32 )

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's days sales outstanding increased from Jul. 2016 (3.98) to Jul. 2017 (3.99).


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc Annual Data

Jan08 Jan09 Jan10 Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Jan16 Jan17
Days Sales Outstanding Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 5.27 5.12 5.09 4.26 4.38

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Quarterly Data

Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 Oct13 Jan14 Apr14 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 Apr17 Jul17 Oct17
Days Sales Outstanding Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 4.13 4.07 4.08 3.99 4.34

Competitive Comparison
* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap.


Calculation

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 Receivable are being managed.

Accounts Receivable can be measured by Days Sales Outstanding.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2017 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Accounts Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=5835/485873*365
=4.38

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2017 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Accounts Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=5395/123355*365 / 4
=3.99

* 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.


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