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Apache: Days’ cash on hand Apache Corporation is an independent energy company that explores, develops, and pro­duces oil and gas products. Apache operates worldwide, including in the United States, Canada, and the North Sea. The profitability of the oil and gas business is highly influenced by the price of crude oil and natural gas, and by the success in finding oil and gas. Selected financial information for Apache for three recent years follows (in millions): Year 3 Year 2 Year 1 Balance sheet, end of year: Cash $ 769 $ 1,906 $ 160 Income statement: Operating expenses 16,575 11,156 11,724 Depreciation expense 10,158 6,289 6,881 A. Determine the days’ cash on hand for each year. (Round all calculations to one decimal place.) B. Interpret the results. C. What are some ways a company can respond to a liquidity squeeze?

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Financial & Managerial Accounting

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Carl Warren + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337119207

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Carl Warren + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337119207
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Apache: Days’ cash on hand

Apache Corporation is an independent energy company that explores, develops, and pro­duces oil and gas products. Apache operates worldwide, including in the United States, Canada, and the North Sea. The profitability of the oil and gas business is highly influenced by the price of crude oil and natural gas, and by the success in finding oil and gas. Selected financial information for Apache for three recent years follows (in millions):

  Year 3 Year 2 Year 1
Balance sheet, end of year:      
Cash $ 769 $ 1,906 $ 160
Income statement:      
Operating expenses 16,575 11,156 11,724
Depreciation expense 10,158 6,289 6,881
  • A. Determine the days’ cash on hand for each year. (Round all calculations to one decimal place.)
  • B. Interpret the results.
  • C. What are some ways a company can respond to a liquidity squeeze?

(a)

To determine

Cash and cash equivalents: Cash is the money readily available in the form of currency. Cash equivalents are the near-cash items, which are readily convertible into cash.  Cash equivalents have a maturity period of three months, or less than 3 months. Cash and cash equivalents are reported in the Current assert section of the balance sheet.

Examples of cash equivalents

  • Certificates of deposit
  • U.S. government securities
  • Corporate notes and bonds
  • Commercial paper

To determine: Days’ cash on hand for three years.

Explanation of Solution

Days’ cash on hand is determined using below given formula:

Days' cash on hand for A =Cash and short-term investments 

(b)

To determine

To interpret: The results.

(c)

To determine
Some ways for a liquidity squeeze.

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