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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




COMPUTER RELATED HARDWARE
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
DELL 32 +20% +0% 3 -9% -3% 64 +4% +4% -30 +7% -8%
APPLE COMPUTER 45 +25% +13% 3 +15% +24% 68 +17% +6% -20 -2% -7%
WESTERN DIGITAL 33 -12% +56% 13 +5% -16% 47 -8% +23% -1 +22% +45%
MAXTOR 48 +38% -4% 19 +15% -5% 65 +5% +9% 3 N/M +272%
HEWLETT PACKARD 59 -1% +12% 30 +4% -30% 46 +31% +16% 43 -20% -17%
QUANTUM CORP 53 -6% +4% 22 -17% -28% 30 -31% +94% 44 +15% -43%
LEXMARK 47 -6% -19% 34 -2% -14% 36 +13% -6% 45 -15% -22%
UNISYS 63 +2% -6% 15 -23% -9% 32 -8% -18% 46 -0% +3%
SILICON GRAPHICS 51 -4% -24% 27 -9% -26% 29 +16% -24% 49 -15% -26%
SUN MICROSYSTEMS 76 -5% +36% 13 -23% -18% 29 -5% +45% 60 -10% +13%
EMC 56 -6% -15% 30 +2% -2% 24 -16% +32% 62 +3% -23%
IMATION 62 +31% +1% 50 +5% +18% 47 +41% +30% 65 +5% +0%
NCR 80 +2% +13% 20 +17% -0% 27 +13% +7% 73 +2% +12%
IBM 104 -4% +1% 12 -15% -23% 35 +1% +15% 81 -7% -8%
STORAGE TECHNOLOGY 90 -11% +12% 18 -23% -27% 22 -9% +104% 86 -14% -9%
Sector Average 71 -1% +0% 17 -6% -18% 43 +11% +14% 45 -12% -15%

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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