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Telestone Technologies Corp  (OTCPK:TSTC) Total Inventories: $10.15 Mil (As of Sep. 2012)

Telestone Technologies Corp's total inventories for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 was $10.15 Mil. Telestone Technologies Corp's average total inventories from the quarter that ended in Jun. 2012 to the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 was $10.43 Mil.

In Ben Graham's calculation of liquidation value, inventory is only considered worth half of its book value. Telestone Technologies Corp's liquidation value for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 was $36.66 Mil.

Inventory can be measured by days sales of inventory (DSI). Telestone Technologies Corp's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Sep. 2012 was 54.70.

Days Inventory indicates the number of days of goods in sales that a company has in the inventory. Telestone Technologies Corp's Days Inventory for the three months ended in Sep. 2012 was 90.02.

Inventory Turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. Telestone Technologies Corp's Inventory Turnover for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 was 1.01.

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. Telestone Technologies Corp's Inventory-to-Revenue for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 was 0.60.


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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Telestone Technologies Corp Annual Data

Dec03 Dec04 Dec05 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12
Total Inventories Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 7.84 4.44 3.12 6.76 6.30

Telestone Technologies Corp Quarterly Data

Mar08 Jun08 Sep08 Dec08 Mar09 Jun09 Sep09 Dec09 Mar10 Jun10 Sep10 Dec10 Mar11 Jun11 Sep11 Dec11 Mar12 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12
Total Inventories 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 6.76 9.80 10.71 10.15 6.30

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.

Telestone Technologies Corp's liquidation value for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 is

Liquidation value (Q: Sep. 2012 )
=Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities-Total Liabilities+(0.75 * Accounts Receivable)+(0.5 * Total Inventories)
=9.324-160.674+0.75 * 243.913+0.5 * 10.151
=36.66

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

Telestone Technologies Corp's Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Sep. 2012 is

Days Sales of Inventory (DSI)
=Total Inventories (Q: Sep. 2012 )/Revenue (Q: Sep. 2012 )*Days in Period
=10.429/17.397*365 / 4
=54.70

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

Telestone Technologies Corp's Days Inventory for the three months ended in Sep. 2012 is calculated as:

Days Inventory=Total Inventories (Q: Sep. 2012 )/Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Sep. 2012 )*Days in Period
=10.429/10.572*365 / 4
=90.02

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

Telestone Technologies Corp's Inventory Turnover for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 is calculated as

Inventory Turnover=Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Sep. 2012 ) / Total Inventories (Q: Sep. 2012 )
=10.572 / 10.429
=1.01

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.

Telestone Technologies Corp's Inventory to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 is calculated as

Inventory-to-Revenue=Total Inventories (Q: Sep. 2012 ) / Revenue (Q: Sep. 2012 )
=10.429 / 17.397
=0.60

* 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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