COLLECTION PERIOD (Period End) is used to appraise accounts receivable (AR).
This ratio measures the length of time it takes to convert your average sales into cash. This measurement defines the relationship between accounts receivable and cash flow. A longer average collection period requires a higher investment in accounts receivable. A higher investment in accounts receivable means less cash is available to cover cash outflows, such as paying bills. NOTE: Comparing the two COLLECTION PERIOD ratios (Period Average and Period End) suggests the direction in which AR collections are moving, thereby giving an indication as to potential impacts to cash flow.
CMO RESIDUAL is the residual is the cash flow remaining on each payment date after all payments on the CMO tranches have been made. The primary source of the residual is cash generated by the collateral that is greater than the payments due on the CMO tranches.
STEAMSHIP CONFERENCE is an agreement between multiple shipping companies to provide common freight rates. Some shipping lines will state that they are 'non-conference', i.e., they charge an independent and likely lower rate.
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