Compare and contrast the 4 main methods of investment appraisal that businesses use. The Word limit for this part is 2000 words.
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The following forecasts are provided in respect of Redken Ltd, a company trading in a single product, for 2002:
Cost of goods sold Â£1830
Average trade debtors outstanding Â£300
Average trade creditors outstanding Â£160
Average stocks held Â£305
All purchases and sales are made on credit, and trading transactions are expected to occur at an even rate throughout the year.
You are required to:
Calculate the operating cash cycle of Redken Ltd.
Explain to management what the operating cash cycle actually is, and why it is useful
Suggest how the operating cash cycle can be improved in this case.
Advise management as to what they could do to reduce their stockholding period.