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I did a little more digging into Broadcom's cash
conversion cycle and found that they're actually
looking pretty good in that respect.

Some key ratios:

DSO (Days Sales Outstanding):
1997 - 98.1
1998 - 66.36

DI (Days In Inventory):
1997 - 66.24
1998 - 30.5

DPO (Days Payable Outstanding):
1997 - 111.28
1998 - 113

Cash Conversion Cycle:
1997: 53.06 days
1998: -16.14 days

This is quite an improvement year-over-year in their
cash management and in fact shows that their suppliers
are financing their working capital... a feat pulled
off by stellar companies like Amazon, etc.

Does this justify their high Flow Ratio? I dunno...
Any Fools want to weigh in on Broadcom's chances of
dominating the broadband chip industry in the

-- Chad
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