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    Cash Management and Receivables Turnover

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    1. City Farm Insurance has collection centers across the country to speed up collections. The company also makes its disbursements from remote disbursement centers so cheques written by City Farm take longer to clear the bank. Collection time has been reduced by two days and disbursement time increased by one day because of these policies. Excess funds are being invested in short-term instruments yielding 12 percent per annum.
    a) If City Farm has $5 million per day in collections and $3 million per day in disbursements, how many dollars has the cash management system freed up?
    b) How much can City Farm earn in dollars per year on short-term investments made possible by the freed-up cash?

    2. Maddox Resources has credit sales of $180,000 yearly with credit terms of net 30 days, which is also the average collection period. Maddox does not offer a discount for early payment, so its customers take the full 30 days to pay. What is the average receivables balance? What is the receivables turnover?

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    1. a)
    The collections are speeded up by 2 days: $5,000,000 daily collections x 2.0 days speed up= $10,000,000 additional collections
    Disbursements are slowed by 1 day: $3,000,000 daily ...

    Solution Summary

    In under 120 words, this solution provides all of the required calculations and steps needed to determine the benefits from a cash management system and calculate the receivables turnover.