15-2. The Robinson Company has the following current assets and

current liabilities for these two years:

2013 2014

Cash and marketable securities $50,000 $ 50,000

Accounts receivable 300,000 350,000

Inventories 350,000 500,000

Total current assets $700,000 $900,000

Accounts payable $200,000 $250,000

Bank loan 0 150,000

Accruals 150,000 200,000

Total current liabilities $350,000 $600,000

 

If sales in 2013 were $1.2 million, sales in 2014 were $1.3 million, and

cost of goods sold was 70 percent of sales, how long were Robinson’s

operating cycles and cash conversion cycles in each of these years?

What caused them to change during this time?

 

15- 4. Suppose the Robinson Company had a COGS of $1,000,000 in

2013 and $1,200,000 in 2014.

 

a. Calculate the inventory turnover for each year. Comment on

your findings.

 

b. What would have been the amount of inventories in 2014 if

the 2013 turnover ratio had been maintained?

 

15-5. Given Robinson’s 2013 and 2014 financial information presented

in problems 2 and 4,

a. Compute its operating and cash conversion cycle in each year.

b. What was Robinson’s net investment in working capital each year?

 

15-6. Robinson expects its 2015 sales and cost of goods sold to grow by

5 percent over their 2014 levels.

 

a. What will be the affect on its levels of receivables, inventories,

and payments if the components of its cash conversion cycle

remain at their 2014 levels? What will be its net investment in

working capital?

 

b. What will be the impact on its net investment in working

capital in 2015 if Robinson is able to reduce its collection

period by fi ve days, reduce its inventory period by six days,

and increase its payment period by two days?

 

15-7. Robinson expects its 2015 sales and cost of goods sold to grow by

20 percent over their 2014 levels.

 

a. What will be the affect on its levels of receivables, inventories,

and payments if the components of its cash conversion cycle

remain at their 2014 levels? What will be its net investment in

working capital?

 

b. What will be the impact on its net investment in working capital

in 2015 if Robinson can reduce its inventory period by ten days?

 

16-4. Compute the effective cost of not taking the cash discount under

the following trade credit terms:

a. 2/10 net 40

b. 2/10 net 50

c. 3/10 net 50

d. 2/20 net 40

 

16-5. What conclusions can you make about credit terms from reviewing

your answers to Problem 4?

 

16-7. Bank A offers loans with a 10 percent stated annual rate and a 10

percent compensating balance. You wish to obtain $250,000 in a six month

loan.

 

a. How much must you borrow to obtain $250,000 in usable

funds? Assume you do not have any funds on deposit at the

bank. What is the effective annual rate on a six-month loan?

 

b. How much must you borrow to obtain $250,000 in usable

funds if you currently have $10,000 on deposit at the bank?

What is the effective annual rate on a six-month loan?

 

c. How much must you borrow to obtain $250,000 in usable

funds if you have $30,000 deposited at the bank?

 

d. What is the effective annual rate on a six-month loan?