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Brief Exercise 4-37 Operating Cycle

Businesses must decide whether to issue credit to customers.

Required:

CONCEPTUAL CONNECTION how selling to customers on credit affects the operating cycle.

To determine

Concept Introduction:

Operating cycle:

Operating cycle is the chain of business activities performed in an organization. An organization can be manufacturing, servicing of merchandising type. For a merchandiser, the main business activities are the purchase, payment to the supplier, sales, and receipts from the customer. Hence the operating cycle of a merchandiser is limited as compared with the operating cycle of a manufacturer.

The Operating cycle mainly includes following activities:

•Purchases from the supplier (either cash or on account)

•Payment to suppliers

•Inventory

•Sales (either cash or on account)

•Collection from customer

The formula to calculate the operating cycle is as follows:

Net Operating Cycle = Inventory Period + Accounts Receivable Period − Accounts Payable Period

To Indicate:

The effect of selling on credit on the operating cycle.

Explanation

Operating cycle is the chain of business activities performed in an organization. An organization can be manufacturing, servicing of merchandising type. For a merchandiser, the main business activities are the purchase, payment to the supplier, sales, and receipts from the customer. Hence the operating cycle of a merchandiser is limited as compared with the operating cycle of a manufacturer...

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