You were recently hired as CFO to improve the performance of Dennis Systems, which is highly profitable but has been experiencing cash shortages due to its high rate of growth. As one part of your analysis, you want to determine the firm's cash conversion cycle. Using the following information and a 365-day year, what is your estimate of the firm's present cash conversion cycle?
Average inventory: $120,000
Annual sales: $600,000
Average accounts receivable: $160,000
Average accounts payable: $25,000
Total annual purchases: $365,000
Buy on net 30 days, no discounts: 30
Sell on net 50 days, no discounts: 50
Cash conversion cycle = AR days + Inventory Days - Payable days
AR days = Average accounts receivables/(Sales/365) = ...
The solution explains how to determine the cash conversion cycle.