# Accounts receivable turnover and days’ sales in receivables Financial statement data for years ending December 31 for Robinhood Company follow: 20Y9 20Y8 Sales $7,906,000$6,726,000 Accounts receivable: Beginning of year 600,000 540,000 End of year 580,000 600,000 a. Determine the accounts receivable turnover for 20Y9 and 20Y8. b. Determine the days’ sales in receivables for 20Y9 and 20Y8. Use 365 days and round to one decimal place. c. Does the change in accounts receivable turnover and the days’ sales in receivables from 20Y8 to 20Y9 indicate a favorable or unfavorable change?

### Accounting

27th Edition
WARREN + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781337272094

### Accounting

27th Edition
WARREN + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781337272094

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Chapter 9, Problem 9.6BPE
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## Accounts receivable turnover and days’ sales in receivablesFinancial statement data for years ending December 31 for Robinhood Company follow: 20Y9 20Y8 Sales $7,906,000$6,726,000 Accounts receivable: Beginning of year 600,000 540,000 End of year 580,000 600,000 a. Determine the accounts receivable turnover for 20Y9 and 20Y8. b. Determine the days’ sales in receivables for 20Y9 and 20Y8. Use 365 days and round to one decimal place. c. Does the change in accounts receivable turnover and the days’ sales in receivables from 20Y8 to 20Y9 indicate a favorable or unfavorable change?

Expert Solution

(a)

To determine

Accounts receivable turnover:

Accounts receivable turnover is a liquidity measure of accounts receivable in times, which is calculated by dividing the sales by the average amount of net accounts receivables. In other words, average receivable turnover ratio identifies the number of times the average amount of accounts receivables being collected during a particular period.

Days’ sales in receivables:

Days’ sales in receivables indicate the number of days taken by a business, to collect its outstanding amount of accounts receivable on an average. It is otherwise known as average collection period.

To calculate: Company R’s accounts receivable turnover ratio for 20Y9 and 20Y8.

### Explanation of Solution

Calculate Company R’s accounts receivable turnover ratio for 20Y9.

Accounts receivableturnover}=SalesAverage accounts receivable=Sales(Accounts receivable at the beginning of the year+Accounts receivableat the end of the year2)=$7,906,000($600,000+\$580,0002)=13.4 times

Hence, Company R’s accounts receivable turnover ratio for 20Y9 is 13

Expert Solution

(b)

To determine

To calculate: Company R’s days’ sales in receivables for 20Y9 and 20Y8.

Expert Solution

(c)

To determine

To identify: Whether the change in accounts receivable turnover and the day’s sales in receivables from 20Y8 to 20Y9 are favorable or unfavorable.

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