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## Activity Measures and Financing CMA Part 2

• #### 1.  Activity Measures and Financing CMA Part 2

Posted 10-03-2021 12:45 PM
Dear All,

in the below question, why Average Inventory was not 4.5M for Inventory Turnover, and why the Average Account Receivables were not 3.5M for AR Turnover.
The following financial information is given (in millions of dollars):
Prior Year
Current Year
Sales
\$10
\$11
Cost of goods sold
6
7
Current assets:
Cash
2
3
Accounts receivable
3
4
Inventory
4
5
Based on year-end figures for assets, between the prior year and the current year, did the days' sales in inventory and days' sales in receivables increase or decrease? Assume a 365-day year.

Days' Sales
Days' Sales

in Inventory
in Receivables

Inventory turnover ratio for the current year can be calculated as follows: Inventory turnover = Cost of goods sold ÷ Average inventory = \$7,000,000 ÷ \$5,000,000 = 1.4 times Days' sales in inventory = 365 ÷ 1.4 = 260.71
For the prior year: Inventory turnover ratio = \$6,000,000 ÷ \$4,000,000 = 1.5 times Days' sales in inventory = 365 ÷ 1.5 = 243.33
Thus, there was an increase in days' sales in inventory.

Receivables turnover ratio for the current year can be calculated as follows:

 AR turnover = Net credit sales ÷ Ending receivable = \$11,000,000 ÷ \$4,000,000 = 2.75 times Days' sales in receivables = 365 ÷ 2.75 = 132.72
For the prior year: AR turnover = \$10,000,000 ÷ \$3,000,000 = 3.33 times Days' sales in receivables = 365 ÷ 3.33 = 109.5
Thus, days' sales in receivables also increased.

• #### 2.  RE: Activity Measures and Financing CMA Part 2

Posted 10-04-2021 12:25 PM
Hello,

Please note that in the question, it specifically states that you need to use the "Year End figures".
Moreover, since you need to compare and find out if there was an increase/decrease, you can't use the average, as that would only give you the Ratios, but you wont have a benchmark ratio to compare it against.

Hope I could clarify it for you.

Thanks.

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AISHWARYA LAKHOTIA
Student
HOWRAH
India
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• #### 3.  RE: Activity Measures and Financing CMA Part 2

Posted 10-05-2021 01:43 AM
Hi
I would like to have group study with me

• #### 4.  RE: Activity Measures and Financing CMA Part 2

Posted 10-07-2021 12:39 PM
https://chat.whatsapp.com/JkpFWQrO5VyHy8FBPbfLCF

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Ishana Shanker
Kanpur
India
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