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Kellogg Co  (NYSE:K) Inventory Turnover: 1.68 (As of Dec. 2018)

Inventory turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. It is calculated as Cost of Goods Sold divided by Total Inventories. Kellogg Co's Cost of Goods Sold for the three months ended in Dec. 2018 was \$2,228 Mil. Kellogg Co's Total Inventories for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2018 was \$1,325 Mil. Kellogg Co's inventory turnover for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2018 was 1.68.

Days Inventory indicates the number of days of goods in sales that a company has in the inventory. Kellogg Co's Days Inventory for the three months ended in Dec. 2018 was 54.25.

Total Inventories can be measured by Days Sales of Inventory (DSI). Kellogg Co's days sales of inventory (DSI) for the three months ended in Dec. 2018 was 36.44.

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. Kellogg Co's Inventory-to-Revenue for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2018 was 0.40.

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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Kellogg Co Annual Data

 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Inventory Turnover     7.53 6.99 6.64 6.44 6.93

Calculation

Kellogg Co's Inventory Turnover for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2018 is calculated as

 Inventory Turnover (A: Dec. 2018 ) = Cost of Goods Sold / Total Inventories = Cost of Goods Sold (A: Dec. 2018 ) / ( (Total Inventories (A: Dec. 2017 ) + Total Inventories (A: Dec. 2018 )) / 2 ) = 8821 / ( (1217 + 1330) / 2 ) = 8821 / 1273.5 = 6.93

Kellogg Co's Inventory Turnover for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2018 is calculated as

 Inventory Turnover (Q: Dec. 2018 ) = Cost of Goods Sold / Total Inventories = Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Dec. 2018 ) / ( (Total Inventories (Q: Sep. 2018 ) + Total Inventories (Q: Dec. 2018 )) / 2 ) = 2228 / ( (1319 + 1330) / 2 ) = 2228 / 1324.5 = 1.68

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

Explanation

Inventory Turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. A higher inventory turnover means the company has light inventory. Therefore the company spends less money on storage, write downs, and obsolete inventory. If the inventory is too light, it may affect sales because the company may not have enough to meet demand.

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

Kellogg Co's Days Inventory for the three months ended in Dec. 2018 is calculated as:

 Days Inventory = Total Inventories (Q: Dec. 2018 ) / Cost of Goods Sold (Q: Dec. 2018 ) * Days in Period = 1324.5 / 2228 * 365 / 4 = 54.25

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

Kellogg Co's Days Sales of Inventory for the three months ended in Dec. 2018 is calculated as:

 Days Sales of Inventory (DSI) = Total Inventories (Q: Dec. 2018 ) / Revenue (Q: Dec. 2018 ) * Days in Period = 1324.5 / 3317 * 365 / 4 = 36.44

3. 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.

Kellogg Co's Inventory to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2018 is calculated as

 Inventory-to-Revenue = Total Inventories (Q: Dec. 2018 ) / Revenue (Q: Dec. 2018 ) = 1324.5 / 3317 = 0.40

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

Be Aware

Usually retailers pile up their inventories at holiday seasons to meet the stronger demand. Therefore, the inventory of a particular quarter of a year should not be used to calculate inventory turnover. An average inventory is a better indication.

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