Inventory Turnover

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Inventory Turnover is calculated by dividing the Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) by the Average Inventory

Average Inventory is calculated by beginning inventory plus ending inventory divided by 2.

Inventory Turnover is a operating metric often used in the retail industry to judge the rate at which inventory is sold and replaced. A low turnover rate may mean that a company overstocks and so holds its products on the shelves for too long.

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