Inventory turnover

The ratio of annual sales to average inventory which measures the speed that inventory is produced and sold. Low turnover is an unhealthy sign, indicating excess stocks and/or poor sales. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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inventory turnover UK US noun [C or U] (also inventory turn, also stock turn) ACCOUNTING, COMMERCE
the rate at which a company's goods are sold and replaced: »

If inventory turnover is low, it may show that a company is carrying too much stock.

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Inventory turns were increased from 10 to 20 turns per year.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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