Accounts Receivable Collections Period

Along with inventory, Accounts Receivable is typically one of your largest company assets and has a significant effect on your cash flow. How does your balance compare to your peers? The Accounts Receivable balance is on your Balance Sheet. Annual Sales are reported on the Income Statement.

Annual Sales:

Annual Sales from Income Statement


Accounts Receivable Balance:

Accounts Receivable from the Balance Sheet


Accounts Receivable Turnover Ratio:

The number of times Receivables turn over each year as a ratio to annual sales


Days Sales Outstanding:

The number of days Receivables are outstanding on average


How does your pharmacy compare?

DSO and turnover tend to run longer in the Northeast due to the mix of Payers contracts; with turnover ratios in the low 20’s and DSO between 17-20 days.