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2004 Working Capital Survey Tables
Days sales outstanding, days inventory outstanding, days payables outstanding, and days working capital in 67 industry sectors.
CFO Staff, CFO Magazine




AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE
COMPANY DSO DIO DPO DWC
2003 Change '03 - '02 Change '02 - '01 2003 Change '03 - '02 Change '02 - '01 2003 Change '03 - '02 Change '02 - '01 2003 Change '03 - '02 Change '02 - '01
L 3 COMMUNICATIONS 40 -35% +20% 0 N/M N/M 14 -7% -50% 26 -43% +122%
NORTHROP GRUMMAN 45 -7% -18% 16 -10% -32% 21 -10% +7% 40 -6% -32%
LOCKHEED MARTIN 46 -8% -19% 27 -13% -35% 16 +9% -30% 57 -14% -25%
TITAN 80 -3% -15% 6 -26% +3% 19 -12% -18% 67 -3% -13%
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES 59 +7% -11% 43 -10% -7% 33 +21% -4% 70 -9% -11%
HEXCEL CORP 49 -3% -1% 47 -4% +2% 26 +11% +11% 70 -8% -2%
UNITED DEFENSE INDUSTRIES 30 -14% +61% 69 -6% -27% 22 +1% -10% 77 -11% -12%
GENERAL DYNAMICS 29 +1% -5% 77 -12% -3% 27 -1% +3% 79 -11% -6%
PRECISION CASTPARTS 58 +15% -19% 60 +2% +3% 38 +10% +10% 79 +7% -15%
ALLIANT TECHSYSTEMS 78 -1% +15% 23 +1% +32% 19 +26% -33% 82 -5% +37%
GENCORP 54 +21% -4% 65 +20% +31% 35 +22% +40% 84 +20% +4%
GOODRICH 59 -11% +10% 80 +3% +6% 35 -3% +2% 105 -3% +10%
RAYTHEON 40 -5% +2% 96 -13% -10% 17 -1% -17% 119 -12% -6%
SEQUA 70 +31% +2% 89 +8% +5% 37 +16% +15% 122 +17% +1%
KAMAN 79 -3% +4% 73 +7% -17% 24 +26% -11% 128 -2% -6%
BOEING 126 +9% +19% 39 -8% -4% 28 -8% -0% 137 +7% +15%
Sector Average 68 -2% +0% 44 -10% -12% 25 -1% -6% 87 -7% -5%

For a fuller discussion of working capital, return to the article "Off the Shelf: The 2004 Working Capital Survey."

All data based on public financials and adjusted as needed for comparability.

DSO: Days Sales Outstanding
DIO: Days Inventory Outstanding
DPO: Days Payables Outstanding
DWC: Days Working Capital
* Adjusted for effects of securitization
N/M: Not meaningful

Source: REL Consultancy Group



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