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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




BIOTECHNOLOGY
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
QUINTILES TRANSNATIONAL 43 -9% +4% 0 N/M N/M 11 +4% -14% 32 -12% +11%
QUEST DIAGNOSTICS 47 +1% -9% 6 +3% +8% 9 -8% -1% 43 +4% -9%
BIOGEN 56 +3% -12% 27 -11% +67% 34 +65% +16% 49 -24% +3%
LABORATORY CORP OF AMERICA 54 -6% -6% 6 -10% +2% 9 -22% +16% 50 -3% -9%
AMGEN 44 -11% +10% 31 -14% +11% 14 -15% +35% 61 -12% +6%
COVANCE 75 +14% -8% 15 -11% +9% 8 -24% +11% 83 +14% -7%
CHIRON 79 -1% +11% 41 -1% +17% 21 +25% -7% 99 -5% +17%
GENENTECH 63 +9% -3% 52 -5% -12% 7 -8% +23% 109 +3% -9%
GENZYME 85 +7% +2% 57 -13% +28% 14 +15% -15% 127 -4% +16%
BIO RAD LABORATORIES 85 -2% -0% 69 +2% +9% 20 -36% +6% 135 +9% +3%
MONSANTO 166 +21% -11% 89 -10% +10% 21 -2% -30% 234 +9% +0%
Sector Average 72 +3% -11% 37 -10% +1% 14 -9% -9% 95 -1% -7%

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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