Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making, 5th Edition

Published by Wiley
ISBN 10: 1118128168
ISBN 13: 978-1-11812-816-9

Chapter 8 - Reporting and Analyzing Receivables - Questions - Page 427: 18


The increase in sales is an indication to the better performance of the company. But sales are not complete till the money is collected. Therefore the company should immediately calculate the following ratios – - Accounts receivable turnover ratio -Average collection period

Work Step by Step

Since the collection period has increased from 17 days to 38 days, it shows that more stocks have been pushed in the market, with easy credit terms. The ageing statements need to be made immediately and analysis should be made for uncollectable debts.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.