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CA Inc  (NAS:CA) Total Inventories: \$0 Mil (As of Jun. 2017)

CA Inc's total inventories for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2017 was \$0 Mil. CA Inc's average total inventories from the quarter that ended in Mar. 20 to the quarter that ended in Jun. 2017 was \$0 Mil.

In Ben Graham's calculation of liquidation value, inventory is only considered worth half of its book value. CA Inc's liquidation value for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2017 was \$-3,290 Mil.

Inventory can be measured by days sales of inventory (DSI). CA Inc's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Jun. 2017 was 0.00.

Days Inventory indicates the number of days of goods in sales that a company has in the inventory. CA Inc's Days Inventory for the three months ended in Jun. 2017 was 0.00.

Inventory Turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year.

Inventory-to-Revenue determines the ability of a company to manage their inventory levels. It measures the percentage of Inventories the company currently has on hand to support the current amount of Revenue. CA Inc's Inventory-to-Revenue for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2017 was 0.00.

Historical Data

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

CA Inc Annual Data

 Mar08 Mar09 Mar10 Mar11 Mar12 Mar13 Mar14 Mar15 Mar16 Mar17 Total Inventories 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

CA Inc Quarterly Data

 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Total Inventories 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Calculation

Total Inventories includes the raw materials, work-in-process goods and completely finished goods of a company. It is a portion of a company's current assets.

Explanation

Inventory control is an important part of business operation. If a company does not have enough inventory, it may not be able to meet customers' required delivery time. If it has too much inventory, the cost of holding the inventory can be high.

1. In Ben Graham's calculation of liquidation value, inventory is only considered worth half of its book value.

CA Inc's liquidation value for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2017 is

 Liquidation value (Q: Jun. 2017 ) = Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities - Total Liabilities + (0.75 * Accounts Receivable) + (0.5 * Total Inventories) = 2971 - 6607 + 0.75 * 461 + 0.5 * 0 = -3,290

2. Inventory can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI).

CA Inc's Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Jun. 2017 is

 Days Sales of Inventory (DSI) = Total Inventories (Q: Jun. 2017 ) / Revenue (Q: Jun. 2017 ) * Days in Period = 0 / 1025 * 365 / 4 = 0.00

3. Days Inventory indicates the number of days of goods in sales that a company has in the inventory.

CA Inc's Days Inventory for the three months ended in Jun. 2017 is calculated as:

 Days Inventory = Total Inventories (Q: Jun. 2017 ) / Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Jun. 2017 ) * Days in Period = 0 / 144 * 365 / 4 = 0.00

4. Inventory Turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year.

CA Inc's Inventory Turnover for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2017 is calculated as

 Inventory Turnover = Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Jun. 2017 ) / Total Inventories (Q: Jun. 2017 ) = 144 / 0 = N/A

5. Inventory-to-Revenue determines the ability of a company to manage their inventory levels. It measures the percentage of Inventories the company currently has on hand to support the current amount of Revenue.

CA Inc's Inventory to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2017 is calculated as

 Inventory-to-Revenue = Total Inventories (Q: Jun. 2017 ) / Revenue (Q: Jun. 2017 ) = 0 / 1025 = 0.00

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

Be Aware

Manufacturers with durable competitive advantages have the advantage that the products they sell do not change, and therefore will never become obsolete. Buffett likes this advantage.

When identifying manufacturers with durable competitive advantage, look for inventory and net earnings that rise correspondingly. This indicates that the company is finding profitable ways to increase sales which called for an increase in inventory.

Manufacturers with inventories that spike up and down are indicative of competitive industries subject to boom and bust.

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