Finance Problems

1-Cash conversion cycle American Products is concerned about managing cash efficiently. On the average, inventories have an age of 90 days, and accounts receivable are collected in 60 days. Accounts payable are paid approximately 30 days after they arise. The firm has annual sales of about $30 million. Assume there is no difference in the investment per dollar of sales in inventory, receivables, and payables; and a 365-day year.
a. Calculate the firm’s operating cycle. b. Calculate the firm’s cash conversion cycle. c. Calculate the amount of resources needed to support the firm’s cash conversion cycle. d. Discuss how management might be able to reduce the cash conversion cycle.


4.Determine the cost of giving up cash discounts under each of the following terms of sale (assuming 365 day year).
a) 2/10 net 30 b) 1/10 net 30 c) 2/10 net 45 d) 3/10 net 45 e) 1/10 net 60 f) 3/10 net 30 g) 4/10 net 180


5.Effective annual rate A financial institution made a $10,000, 1-year discount loan at 10% interest, requiring a compensating balance equal to 20% of the face value of the loan. Determine the effective annual rate associated with this loan. (Note: Assume that the firm currently maintains $0 on deposit in the financial institution.)

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