Cash Conversion Cycle Student’s Name Professor’s Name Course Title Date Submitted Cash collection cycle is used to measure the number of days it takes for the business to convert its inventory to cash from the credit customers. Firms do a lot of investments in stock with the aim of selling it at a profit. The cash collection cycle is used to measure the period cash will be tied in stock when the stock is sold on credit. A shorter period is desired by most of the companies as it prevents them from experiencing liquidity problems. The number of days it takes to collect cash from the customers depends on the terms of sales the credit collection policy and objectives of the management (CI Staff excess. Sending invoices promptly and conducting credit checks from time to time can also help to increase cash flows. Most of the customers make payments when they are reminded of their debts and delays in sending the invoices can delay the payments. Conducting credit checks helps in reducing bad debts since the business is able to establish credit worthiness customers. The company can then advance more credit to customers with high credit rating and avoid those with poor credit rating. References CI Staff (2011). The cash conversion cycle. Retrieved 22 May 2017 from www.aaii.com SBDC (2017). Strategies for Improving Your Cash Flow - America's SBDC - California / Los Angeles Network. (2017). America's SBDC - California / Los Angeles Network. Retrieved 22 May 2017 from https://smallbizla.org/10-tips/strategies-for-improving-your-cash-flow/ [...]
Using an excel spreadsheet! Select a multinational company: Review the selected company's most recent financial statements. Calculate the following cash conversion cycle ratios based on the financial statements using Microsoft® Excel®: Average inventory, Inventory turnover rate, Production cycle, Average account receivable, Account receivable turnover, and Average collection cycle. Then explain in 700 words the importance of the cash conversion cycle, including: Discuss the purpose of the cash conversion cycle and its components. Analyze the results obtained in the cash conversion cycle equations. Propose strategies to increase the cash flows of the company under study. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.