Course Project Capers, Inc. has just promoted you to Chief


Course Project

Capers, Inc. has just promoted you to Chief financial officer. Since this is a new office in the company, you are understaffed and many of the responsibilities have been assigned to you.

The first task you have been assigned concerns the cash conversion cycle. Your boss has asked that you examine the following data:

  1. Inventory conversion period is 60 days
  2. Payables deferral period is 30 days
  3. Payables deferral period is 30 days

The second task concerns the cost of bank loans under differing conditions. Specifically:

  1. The company needs $1,500,000 for a new project.
  2. The loan will cost 10% simple interest, for 4 months,with a 20% compensating balance.


  • Analyze what is the firm’s cash conversion cycle.
  • Evaluate how many times per year are the firm’s inventory turnover, if sales are $4,000,000 per year.
  • If sales are all credit sales and amount to $4,000,000 per year, what is the firm’s average investment in receivables?
  • What is the nominal interest rate on the loan? What does this mean?
  • Justify if you feel the company has a successful cash conversion cycle.

Submission Details:

  • Submit a 3-4 page Microsoft Word document, using APA style.
  • Name your file: SU_FIN3030_W5_CP_LastName_FirstInitial.doc
  • Submit your assignment to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned.


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