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Working Capital Management

Lorenzo Preve and Virginia Sarria-Allende

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199737413
eISBN:
9780199775637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737413.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Working capital management is one of the most important topics in corporate finance: it relates to the operating investment of a firm and the way managers choose to finance it. This topic, mostly ... More


Working Capital A Techno-Financial Approach

Hrishikes Bhattacharya

in Banking Strategy, Credit Appraisal, and Lending Decisions: A Risk–Return Framework

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074106
eISBN:
9780199080861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074106.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

One of the important activities of a commercial bank is financing the working capital requirements of firms. In fact, working capital advance forms the major part of the advances portfolio of a ... More


Funds Flow and Cash Flow Analysis: I. Funds Flow Analysis

Hrishikes Bhattacharya

in Banking Strategy, Credit Appraisal, and Lending Decisions: A Risk–Return Framework

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074106
eISBN:
9780199080861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074106.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

A projected cash flow statement is more of a toll for the control and monitoring of finances of a business. A banker embarks on a cash flow analysis when is satisfied about the reliability of the ... More


Project Appraisal and Lending Decisions

Hrishikes Bhattacharya

in Banking Strategy, Credit Appraisal, and Lending Decisions: A Risk–Return Framework

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074106
eISBN:
9780199080861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074106.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter applies some of the techniques presented in earlier chapters in order to make a comprehensive analysis of a project, from the perspective of a bank when it is expected to finance both ... More


Working Capital

Lorenzo A. Preve and Virginia Sarria-Allende

in Working Capital Management

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199737413
eISBN:
9780199775637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737413.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter develops a useful definition and interpretation of working capital. We argue about the limitations of the standard definition, and suggest that by introducing a second, complementary ... More


Working Capital, Seasonality, and Growth

Lorenzo A. Preve and Virginia Sarria-Allende

in Working Capital Management

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199737413
eISBN:
9780199775637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737413.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In this chapter, we address the question of how a firm should finance its operation. More specifically, the chapter aims to help managers gain a better understanding of the relation between a firm's ... More


Working Capital and Corporate Strategy

Lorenzo A. Preve and Virginia Sarria-Allende

in Working Capital Management

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199737413
eISBN:
9780199775637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737413.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In this chapter, we discuss working capital management as a strategic tool. We provide an integrated view of working capital management policies, and of how they can be used to help improve firms' ... More


Patterns in Working Capital

Lorenzo A. Preve and Virginia Sarria-Allende

in Working Capital Management

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199737413
eISBN:
9780199775637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737413.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter analyzes the cross‐sectional and time‐series variation in the patterns of working capital. By understanding how working capital policies compare across firms, industries, or countries, ... More


Working Capital Financing Costs

Lorenzo A. Preve and Virginia Sarria-Allende

in Working Capital Management

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199737413
eISBN:
9780199775637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737413.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In this chapter, we discuss the financing costs associated with working capital. Given that working capital is financed with both long‐term debt and equity, we identify the corresponding risk ... More


Fixed Assets

Hrishikes Bhattacharya

in Banking Strategy, Credit Appraisal, and Lending Decisions: A Risk–Return Framework

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074106
eISBN:
9780199080861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074106.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Fixed assets are the only type of assets which contribute to the profitability of a business. This chapter discusses various types of fixed assets — land and buildings, factory shed location, plant ... More


Financial Analysis and Working Capital

Lorenzo A. Preve and Virginia Sarria-Allende

in Working Capital Management

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199737413
eISBN:
9780199775637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737413.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In this chapter, we introduce the most commonly used ratios, classified according to four broad categories that are fairly standardized; in particular, we can organize a firm's financial statement ... More


Short-term Debt

Lorenzo A. Preve and Virginia Sarria-Allende

in Working Capital Management

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199737413
eISBN:
9780199775637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737413.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In this chapter, we analyze alternative sources of short‐term financing, as well as useful criteria for managing them. We start by considering criteria for selecting optimal debt maturity structures. ... More


Corporate Finance

Lorenzo A. Preve and Virginia Sarria-Allende

in Working Capital Management

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199737413
eISBN:
9780199775637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737413.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

We start the chapter by presenting a basic framework of corporate finance. Next, we provide an introduction to the main financial reports: the balance sheet and the income statement. We describe both ... More


Managing Account Receivables

Lorenzo A. Preve and Virginia Sarria-Allende

in Working Capital Management

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199737413
eISBN:
9780199775637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737413.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In this chapter, we discuss trade receivables and credit risk. We begin by providing a brief review of the main theories of trade credit. Next, we consider the credit risk embedded in firms' ... More


Managing Account Payables

Lorenzo A. Preve and Virginia Sarria-Allende

in Working Capital Management

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199737413
eISBN:
9780199775637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737413.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In this chapter, we take the buyer's perspective and focus on the financing that suppliers extend to their clients. We emphasize that decisions on the use of trade credit financing are important for ... More


Managing Inventories

Lorenzo A. Preve and Virginia Sarria-Allende

in Working Capital Management

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199737413
eISBN:
9780199775637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737413.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In this chapter, we present some of the factors that influence inventory management practices. In the first section, we discuss different ways to measure inventory. We then discuss the main costs of ... More


Cash Management

Lorenzo A. Preve and Virginia Sarria-Allende

in Working Capital Management

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199737413
eISBN:
9780199775637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737413.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter summarizes the factors a financial manager needs to take into account with respect to a firm's cash management policy. We begin with a brief discussion of the various motives for holding ... More


Institutional Arrangements for Urban Water Management

M. Dinesh Kumar

in Thirsty Cities: How Indian Cities Can Meet their Water Needs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198099550
eISBN:
9780199084517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099550.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the current administrative arrangements for urban water management, including capital works and operation and maintenance in different types of urban areas from across the ... More


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