I calculated an “inventory turnover ratio” which measures the number of times a company sells its inventory during a year. A high rate of turnover indicates easiness in selling inventory; a low rate indicates difficulty. In 2011, the inventory turnover was 6.1. By 2012 the ratio decreased to 5.2. The decrease may be due to a slow ability to turn around merchandise in sales and potentially due to paying a higher cost for goods.
Although the customers only needed the shipment the following year, this would be a way to exceed the targeted budget. Instead of offering the customers an early discount for receiving the merchandise earlier, Campbell sent the merchandise and reported the sales to be included in the financial reports. As a result of this procedure, the reported sales for the fourth quarter exceeded the budgeted amount with $80,000.00. The actual sales revenue for the year was over with $14,000.00. The internal auditors questioned why the two shipments were done before December 31, since the requested dates were in the following year.
Depreciation affects cash flow by reducing the amount of cash a business must pay in income taxes. 3. Calculate the current and quick ratios based on the projected balance sheet and income statement data. What can you say about the company’s liquidity position in 2013? AS the current and quick ratios both went down over the past year, I am concerned that the company liabilities may be rising faster than assets and we may not be able to liquidate assets quickly enough to cover debt, if necessary.
Each year's deficit is added to the national debt. During a time of recession if there is a surplus, this will decline creating a deficit. A deficit will happen during a recession because workers may lose their jobs and corporation will see a decline in their profits, this decline does affect the Government’s ability to pay their debt without borrowing the monies to do so. References http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/charles-lane-the-feds-role-in-the-debt-debate/2012/12/03/ed5951cc-3d6a-11e2-a2d9-822f58ac9fd5_story.html http://economics.about.com/od/recessions/a/budget_deficits.htm Week 4 – Learning Team Weekly Reflection Aadil Ansari, Alexandra Lyddane, Joshua Bollman, and Judy Miller ECO/372 July 1, 2013 Jack Karczewski Week four has proved to be as interesting and informing as the first three weeks. This week, our learning objective that
With Pershings derivatives coming into play in January of 2011, there is speculation that Ackman might be acting out of desperation in order to get the company’s shares up before that time. Since the time of the derivative contract the shares have fallen a dramatic $30 from $60 dollars. Even if the stock price rose to $35 in January of 2011 the holdings would be worthless (Target Corporation: Ackman versus the Board 2009). It our belief that Ackman is doing everything possible to pressure Target in selling off their credit card business, but more importantly their real estate assets in order to create as much cash potential as possible in order to raise the price of the stock before the expiration
If the house is being over paid for then the house will be greatly losing money each month. This will steer them into debt and soon be forced to foreclose. Claudette showed this when she answered “lost equity, plummeting housing market, and job loss. People couldn’t spend like they use to and had a new worry of keeping their job through the problem. ” This shows that there are many different variables affected when this happens to your home besides it just isn’t what it used to
What Caused the Great Depression? Many believe that the stock market crash that occurred on Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929 is one and the same with the Great Depression. Actually, the stock market crash was only one of the major causes that led to the Great Depression. Two months after the original crash in October, stockholders had lost more than $40 billion dollars (Doc D). Even though the stock market began to regain some of its losses, by the end of 1930, it just was not enough and American truly entered what is called the Great Depression.
A cash flow problem is when there is an insufficient amount of money to meet the end of month/year bills. A potential problem maybe overdraft, this is when more money is taken out of a bank account than is in it, when this happens it becomes overdrawn. The business owners, Sharma and Ryan need to think of the problems that they may face, using the cash flow forecast we are able to see that they have a stable net cash flow all throughout the year although they have not thought about the problems that they may face, by buying the capital equipment in full (£105,000) it shows that they have not thought much into there options, they could of spread the costs of the capital across 12 months so that that the monthly costs will be £8750.00, by doing this it will prepare the business for future problems if
The negative cash balance in April means that Willow Company will not be able to meet its commitments to pay bills when they fall due. Both short-term cash flow adequacy ratio and cash flow adequacy ratio can also be used to assess solvency. Since the cash flow from operating activities of Willow Company is negative, this means that the short-term cash flow adequacy and cash flow adequacy ratios are also negative. This inability of Willow to pay its debts will have an overall negative impact on the
These are not good signs. A/R should be increasing due to sales and inventory should be increasing to provide the goods for those sales. 3. Was the firm able to generate enough cash from operations to pay for all of its capital expenditures? No, the firm did not generate enough cash to cover its cap-x investments.