Free cash flow (defined as operating cash flow less capital expenditures) for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $54 million, consisting of operating cash flow of $102 million less capital expenditures of $48 million. Free cash flow for the full year was $109 million, consisting of operating cash flow of $243 million less capital expenditures of $135 million. We expect 2012 capital spending to be approximately $180 million.
Net Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) were 38 days at December 31, 2011 compared to 38 days at September 30, 2011 and 31 days at December 31, 2010.
The Company's investor conference call will be webcast on January 26 at 9:00 am ET. Management's commentary and presentation slides will be available through www.covance.com.
Covance, with headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey, is one of the world's largest and most comprehensive drug development services companies with annual revenues greater than $2 billion, global operations in more than 30 countries, and more than 11,000 employees worldwide. Information on Covance's products and services, recent press releases, and SEC filings can be obtained through its website at www.covance.com.
Statements contained in this press release, which are not historical facts, such as statements about prospective earnings, savings, revenue, operations, revenue and earnings growth and other financial results are forward-looking statements pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All such forward-looking statements including the statements contained herein regarding anticipated trends in the Company's business are based lar
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