CASH CONVERSION CYCLE Primrose Corp has $15million of sales, $2million of inventories, $3 million of receivables, and $1 million of payables. Its cost of goods sold is 80% of sales, and it finances working capital with bank loans at an 8% rate. What is Primrose’s cash conversion cycle (CCC)? If Primrose could lower its inventories and receivables by 10% each and increase its payables by 10%, all without affecting sales or cost of goods sold, what would be the new CCC, how much cash would be freed up, and how would that affect pretax profits?

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CASH CONVERSION CYCLE Primrose Corp has $15million of sales, $2million of inventories, $3 million of receivables, and $1 million of payables. Its cost of goods sold is 80% of sales, and it finances working capital with bank loans at an 8% rate. What is Primrose’s cash conversion cycle (CCC)? If Primrose could lower its inventories and receivables by 10% each and increase its payables by 10%, all without affecting sales or cost of goods sold, what would be the new CCC, how much cash would be freed up, and how would that affect pretax profits?

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