Report Analysis - How to Read the Statements

Working Capital Turnover

The activity ratios measure performance of a current asset on the balance sheet against a corresponding area of the income statement.  The working capital turnover is the most encompassing of all the activity ratios; in […]

Report Analysis - How to Read the Statements

Cash Ratio

One of the liquidity ratios used in business is the cash ratio.  It is a much more effective tool for small business than the traditional current or quick ratio.  Although the cash ratio is more difficult to […]

Report Analysis - How to Read the Statements

Current Ratio

The current ratio is an inappropriate relationship to use or rely on in small business.   The ratio is best suited for large publicly traded organizations.   This article explains the basic formula for the […]

Finance

Working Capital Cycle

The college textbook definition of working capital is current assets minus payables and accrued expenses.  The term explains the dollar value of flexibility a business operation has to take advantage of immediate opportunities or endure […]

Accounting Systems and Technology

Gathering Data from Sales

In business the best source of new business is the existing customer.  Discovering the customer’s habits and characteristics allows the sales department to expand into new geographical territories with similar customer characteristics and/or modify the […]