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The Western Union Co  (NYSE:WU) Days Sales Outstanding: 83.39 (As of Jun. 2017)

The Western Union Co's Accounts Receivable for the three months ended in Jun. 2017 was $1,260 Mil. The Western Union Co's Revenue for the three months ended in Jun. 2017 was $1,379 Mil. Hence, The Western Union Co's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Jun. 2017 was 83.39.

NYSE:WU' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87   Max: 89.34
Current: 84.69

0.87
89.34

During the past 13 years, The Western Union Co's highest Days Sales Outstanding was 89.34. The lowest was 0.87. And the median was 65.54.

NYSE:WU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
73% of the 168 Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: 13.97 vs. NYSE:WU: 84.69 )

The Western Union Co's days sales outstanding increased from Jun. 2016 (77.17) to Jun. 2017 (83.39).


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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The Western Union Co Annual Data

Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16
Days Sales Outstanding Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.01 64.63 65.54 71.25 89.34

The Western Union Co Quarterly Data

Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17
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 77.17 74.00 88.30 84.16 83.39

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.

The Western Union Co's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Accounts Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=1327.3/5422.9*365
=89.34

The Western Union Co's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2017 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Accounts Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=1260.1/1378.9*365 / 4
=83.39

* 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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