How to Analyze the Accounts Receivable Turnover Ratio

The Accounts Receivable Turnover ratio (AR T/O ratio) is an accounting measure of effectiveness. It is also known as the Debtor’s Turnover ratio, and we use it to gauge how effectively the company manages credits they extend to customers and collection. We calculate the ratio by dividing net sales over the average accounts receivable for […]

How to Perform Net Realizable Value (NRV) Analysis

Accounting standards (IRFS and US GAAP) require that we apply a conservatism principle when we assess the value of assets and transactions. The Net Realizable Value (NRV) is the amount we can realize from an asset, less the disposal costs. The most often use of the method is when we evaluate inventory and accounts receivable […]

Accounts Receivable Aging Report in Excel

The Receivables Aging (or Ageing, if you prefer British English) report is a tool that lists all unpaid customer balances by pre-defined date ranges (buckets). It shows the relationship between open invoices and their due dates. It is the primary tool to determine overdue balances for collection. It’s useful for the company’s management, as it […]

Cash Conversion Cycle Analysis

What is the Cash Conversion Cycle The Cash Conversion Cycle is a metric that tells us how long it takes the company to convert capital invested in inventory back to cash. Here’s a cool-looking process diagram to illustrate the cash conversion cycle: Elements of the Cash Conversion Cycle The Cash Conversion Cycle is a combination […]