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August 1, 2019 at 12:52 pm
Thanks for this lecture. The 10% WC requirement for each year was a bit tricky but am okay with it now after revisiting the video lecture again.
John Moffat says
March 11, 2019 at 4:41 pm
yiannia194415: Yes. Time 0 is the start of the first year. Time 1 is the end of the first year/start of the second year. Time 2 is the end of the second year/start of the third year, and so on 🙂
March 12, 2019 at 7:33 am
That is great. Thank you very much for the prompt reply!
March 11, 2019 at 1:43 pm
I wanted to ask, in the case that Working Capital was required at the end of each year, would we start recording W.C. from Year 1 onwards?
January 23, 2019 at 2:01 pm
Hi sir, l wanted to ask that could it mean that if we get back the working capital we are selling our receivable and inventory
January 23, 2019 at 4:41 pm
Not really. It is inventory that is the most important factor and that what will happen in the final year is that they will use up all the inventory and therefore buy less materials than are needed in the final year.
November 12, 2018 at 8:59 pm
Hey sir! Sorry to bother with many questions but I can’t seem to understand the logic behind the getting back of working capital? I understand your point that at the end of the project the working capital will be back as an inflow as it is no longer needed. However I fail to understand how would we get back the amount of working capital which we have already spent in buying inventory and day to day activities of the business. How is it practically possible to get back a amount which we have already spent? Thanks 🙂
November 13, 2018 at 7:19 am
Inventory is the best example. You buy inventory at the start – so a cash outflow for working capital. You keep inventory for so long as the project continues. However in the final year, you no longer need to end up with inventory at the end, so in the final year you use up the inventory and make fewer purchases than you otherwise would.
So it is not really getting cash back – it is the amount by which you make fewer purchases in the final year.
November 12, 2018 at 8:38 pm
Why do we have to show the net amount of sales and operating costs in the 3rd example? Can’t we just show them separately as cash inflow ( sales) and outflow ( operating cost) Would finding the net amount garner extra marks? Thank you!
November 13, 2018 at 7:17 am
As long as you end up with a net cash flow at the end (because that is what the question asks for) then it doesn’t matter how you set it out.
November 3, 2018 at 2:07 pm
Hello Mr Moffat.My question is about the end of your lecture and the possibility of the project carrying on so we are not getting back the working capital.Now if that is the case I understand the first example where we simply don’t add the initial standard amount of 20.000 back because are operations continue..
In the second example though, a working capital is needed each year as a percentage of next year’s revenue. So if the project continues shouldn’t we add an amount of working capital required in the 4th year? And if yes, shouldn’t the examiner give as the next year’s revenue to calculate this working capital?
November 3, 2018 at 6:57 pm
You have a good point, but I am afraid that you have to make do with whatever information the exam question gives you (and he does not usually give the revenue for the following year).
November 8, 2018 at 9:36 am
Thank you very much
October 30, 2018 at 1:01 pm
what is the logic behind getting back the working capital at the end of the project ?
if we have put in an amount which is utilized where do we get it back from?
is it that the entire working capital is not used at once and there might be some amount remaining which was left unused at the end of the project ?
October 30, 2018 at 2:02 pm
As I state in the lecture, the working capital is needed for such things as buying inventory. They will buy inventory at the start of the project and carry inventory throughout the life of the project. At the end of the life they no longer need the inventory and so will purchase less goods in the final year – effectively they will be getting back the value of the inventory.
November 1, 2018 at 3:03 pm
oh right it makes sense I missed out on that part in the lecture. Thank you so much for your reply Mr.Moffat and thank you for your efforts in open tuition, i really appreciate it.
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