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Jimmy Jack, Inc. is considering relaxing its credit standards in order to meet a competitor's change in credit policy. As a result of the proposed change, sales during the coming year are expected to increase 15%, from 5,000 cars to 5,750 cars, the average collection period is expected to increase from 35 days to 45 days, and bad debts are expected to increase from 2% to 3%. The average sale price per unit is $1,000 and the variable cost per unit is $850. The firm's required return on investment is 10%.

Evaluate the proposed change in credit standards and make a recommendation to the business. Show all work.

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Jimmy Jack, Inc. is considering relaxing its credit standards in order to meet a competitor's change in credit policy. As a result of the proposed change, sales during the coming year are expected to increase 15%, from 5,000 cars to 5,750 cars, the average collection period is expected to increase from 35 days to 45 days, and bad debts are expected to increase from 2% to 3%. The ...

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Answer- No results in a loss of $5953

2. A firm is contemplating shortening its credit cycle period from 40 to 30 days and believes that as a result of this change, its average collection period will decline from 45 to 36 days. Bad-debt expenses are expected to decrease from 1.5% to 1% of sales. The firm is currently selling 12,000 units but believes that as a result of the proposed change, sales will decline to 10,000 units. The sale price per unit is $56 and the variable cost per unit is $45. The firm has a required return on equal risk investments of 25%. Should the firm go ahead with its plans to shorten its credit period?

Answer- No results in a loss of $10,616

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