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NWC taps into a company’s cash (as we will see in a moment) and is therefore part of the cash flow calculation. 11. It would be a mistake to think that only manufacturing companies suffer from excessive NWC; service companies are also bound by the same constraints. The main problem is seldom production time, but rather the gap between customer payments and supplier payments (especially payroll). Think about a freelance consultant who carries out a project. When will he/she be paid? 27 The financial presentation of the balance sheet A balance sheet complies with rules of classification that differ from the priorities of a financier.
Finance costs include the interest payments on debt and any foreign exchange losses. Financial revenues may be earnings from (short-term) investments, foreign exchange earnings or earnings from shares held in other companies. The sum of these two lines is the net financial expense/income. Adding this figure to the operating profit above gives us pre-tax earnings, which therefore relate to the company’s ordinary activities, whether operational or financial. Extraordinary items come from non-recurring operations.
8% We observe here that NWC has grown faster than sales. This is not a good sign. Normally, NWC will increase along with sales, but it must be kept under control: ● ● ● ● The more the company produces, the more it consumes, the more it sells and the more it invoices. So inventories (production) keep pace with sales. Accounts receivable (invoices) keep pace with sales. ) In this example, for a 4–5% increase in sales (and therefore probably the same increase in production) we observe a 15–16% increase in NWC.