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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




COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
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
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS 51 -18% +9% 13 -29% +20% 59 -27% +14% 5 N/M N/M
3COM 35 -17% -1% 11 -41% -41% 41 +13% -13% 5 -80% -23%
LORAL SPACE & COMMUNICATIONS 16 +64% -28% 29 -9% -5% 35 +79% -3% 10 -54% -18%
CROWN CASTLE INTERNATIONAL 32 -38% -33% 6 -67% -56% 16 -38% -39% 22 -50% -43%
CISCO SYSTEMS 26 +23% -11% 17 -1% -38% 11 +27% -14% 32 +8% -29%
QUALCOMM 45 -30% -9% 10 -4% -19% 18 -29% +73% 37 -25% -28%
SCIENTIFIC ATLANTA 46 -19% -22% 32 -33% +62% 36 -3% +14% 42 -37% -3%
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC 65 +11% -30% 27 -33% -50% 46 +20% +22% 46 -24% -54%
MOTOROLA INC 60 -1% +9% 38 -4% +17% 38 +21% +5% 60 -13% +16%
ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS INC 52 +30% -6% 33 -1% -14% 23 -8% +3% 62 +29% -16%
AVAYA INC 60 -7% +3% 34 -1% -1% 30 +10% -18% 64 -11% +12%
TELLABS INC 73 +33% -37% 16 -71% +18% 18 +69% -37% 71 -28% -15%
CORNING INC 62 +14% +57% 55 -14% +53% 39 +1% +52% 78 -2% +56%
AMPHENOL CORP 51 -24% +8% 65 -8% +3% 34 +13% +14% 82 -24% +3%
COMVERSE TECHNOLOGY INC 75 -29% -0% 26 +62% -53% 19 -1% -8% 83 -20% -14%
GENCORP 54 +32% -35% 65 +78% -14% 35 +48% -21% 84 +57% -28%
HARRIS CORP 73 -1% -12% 37 -18% -9% 20 +3% -18% 91 -9% -10%
ROCKWELL COLLINS 75 -2% -6% 89 -7% +0% 28 -5% -6% 136 -5% -2%
ANDREW CORP 117 +29% +7% 89 +58% -15% 32 +9% +43% 175 +48% -10%
Sector Average 52 -0% -8% 32 -10% -20% 31 +10% +7% 53 -11% -20%

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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