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. Formula: AR (current) / (Net Revenue / 365)
BE, dependent upon usage, can mean Best Estimate, Best Effort, or Bill of Exchange.
ENDORSE, depending upon usage, can be: a. application of legal signature to documents or checks; b. a guarantee as meeting a certain standard; c. to be behind or approve of; or, d. to give active support or ones approval to.
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