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The Warwick MBA

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Date Sent: 6th December, 2012

Module Title: Accounting and Financial Management

Module Code: IB8010

Date/Year of Module: July 2012

Submission Deadline: 11:00 AM 6th December, 2012.

Word Count:1688

Number of Pages:13

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Kesko performance ratios Operational inefficiencies is the reason for lower operating margin in 2011 than 2010. For every €1 only 3.5 was left as profit and this fell to 2.9p. Operating expenses relative to sales revenue was higher in 2011 than 2010. The lower ROCE was caused partly because the business is incurring inventories purchase cost relative to sales revenue and partly due to higher operating expenses. Asset turnover and sales per area is up mainly due to increase in capital expenditure in store area.

Working Capital
Working Capital Inv. Days *365 COGS Trade receivables * 365 Turnover Trade payables * 365 COGS Kesko 38.77 276,305.00 7,546.00 27.01 226,300.00 8,776.00 51.33 396,025.00 7,546.00 Change 5.87% 4.74% -2.19% Ahold 23.9 22.9 9.1 39.8 9.5 39.2

Inventory days Debtor days Creditor days

316,455.00 8,163.00 255,500.00 9,460.00 419,020.00 8,163.00

36.62 25.79 52.48

Figure 4. Kesko working capital ratios

At the end of the year, the inventory still had 51days of sales. Inventories are being held longer before being turned over. The average settlement period for debtors has increased implying that goods are sold on credit and cash is being tied down. This will have an effect on cash flows which we already see is

down by over 50%. Average settlement period for creditors is however reduced which may encourage