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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




BUILDING MATERIALS
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
USG 32 +7% -1% 26 -9% +1% 20 +12% +15% 38 -7% -6%
OWENS CORNING* 35 +6% -2% 28 -15% -0% 25 +6% -17% 39 -10% +10%
SHERWIN WILLIAMS 37 +6% -8% 43 -2% -4% 40 +8% +12% 40 -4% -17%
NCI BUILDING SYSTEMS 39 +8% -12% 24 -8% -5% 22 +19% -32% 41 -6% +6%
ARMSTRONG HOLDINGS 35 -8% +4% 51 -0% -1% 40 -4% +19% 47 -3% -11%
VULCAN MATERIALS 44 +9% -1% 28 -11% +13% 16 +2% -14% 55 -1% +12%
VALSPAR 63 -1% -3% 31 -9% -2% 33 -3% +2% 61 -5% -5%
LAFARGE NORTH AMERICA 51 -4% -14% 41 -2% +9% 24 +13% -5% 69 -7% -5%
MASCO 50 -5% -5% 34 -15% -13% 14 -1% +12% 70 -11% -12%
GENLYTE GROUP 57 +1% +6% 51 -1% +4% 35 +5% +8% 73 -2% +4%
HUGHES SUPPLY 55 +19% -3% 52 +10% -2% 35 +53% -7% 73 +2% -1%
MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS 50 -0% +10% 46 -12% +5% 16 +3% -7% 79 -8% +11%
TEXAS INDUSTRIES 47 +4% -6% 73 +4% -2% 32 +15% -20% 88 +0% +3%
JACUZZI BRANDS 70 -3% -4% 50 -12% -9% 31 -0% -6% 89 -10% -6%
Sector Average 45 +2% -3% 38 -7% -2% 25 +6% -0% 58 -5% -4%

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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