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FIN515 week7Assignment

Complete the following graded homework assignment in a Word document named FIN515_Homework7_yourname. Show the details of your calculation and work in your answer to the problems.

Problems (pp. 903–905)
26-4 Working Capital and Cash Conversion  
26-5 Cost of Trade Credit
26-6 Cost of Trade Credit
26-10 Receivable Management
26-14 Payables Management
26-17 Cash Management

26-4 The Greek Connection had sales of $32 million in 2012, and a cost of goods sold of $20 million. A simplified balance sheet for the firm appears below:


Balance Sheet

As of December 31, 2012 (in $ thousand)


Liabilities and Equity


Accounts receivable


$ 2,000



Accounts payable

Notes payable


$ 1,500



Total current assets


$  7,250


Total current liabilities

Long-term debt

$  3,720


Net plant, property,

and equipment


$  8,500

Total liabilities

Common equity

$  6,720


Total assets

$ 15,750

Total liabilities and equity

$ 15,750

a. Calculate The Greek Connection’s net working capital in 2012. 
b. Calculate the cash conversion cycle of The Greek Connection in 2012. 
c. The industry average accounts receivable days is 30 days. What would the cash conversion cycle for The Greek Connection have been in 2012 had it matched the industry average for accounts receivable days?

Trade Credit 
26-5 Assume the credit terms offered to your firm by your suppliers are 3/5, Net 30. Calculate the cost of the trade credit if your firm does not take the discount and pays on day 30.

26-6 Your supplier offers terms of 1/10, Net 45. What is the effective annual cost of trade credit if you choose to forgo the discount and pay on day 45?

26-10 The Manana Corporation had sales of $60 million this year. Its accounts receivable balance averaged $2 million. How long, on average, does it take the firm to collect on its sales?

26-14 Your firm purchases goods from its supplier on terms of 3/15, Net 40.
a. What is the effective annual cost to your firm if it chooses not to take the discount and makes its payment on day 40? 
b. What is the effective annual cost to your firm if it chooses not to take the discount and makes its payment on day 50?

Cash Management 
26-17 Which of the following short-term securities would you expect to offer the highest before-tax return: Treasury bills, certificates of deposit, short-term tax exempts, or commercial paper? Why?