accounts receivable turnover

Dictionary of Accounting Terms for: accounts receivable turnover
accounts receivable turnover

degree of realization risk in accounts receivable. The lower the turnover rate, the longer receivables are being held-and the less likely they are to be collected. Also, there is an opportunity cost of tying up funds in receivables for a longer period of time. The accounts receivable turnover equals:

If sales vary greatly during the year, this ratio can become distorted unless proper averaging takes place. In such a case, quarterly or monthly sales figures should be used.

Dictionary of Banking Terms for: accounts receivable turnover
accounts receivable turnover

ratio of total credit sales to average accounts receivable during an accounting period, a measure of an organization’s ability to convert inventory into cash, and thus, financial efficiency. Close attention should be paid to credit terms, billing procedures, and company and industry trends.

Dictionary of Business Terms for: accounts receivable turnover
accounts receivable turnover

ratio obtained by dividing total credit sales by accounts receivable. The ratio indicates how many times the receivables portfolio has been collected during the accounting period.

Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms for: accounts receivable turnover
accounts receivable turnover

ratio obtained by dividing total credit sales by accounts receivable. The ratio indicates how many times the receivables portfolio has been collected during the accounting period.

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