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Managing Efficiency and Profitability Through Working Capital: an Empirical Analysis of BSE 200 Companies

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Author(s): Harsh Vineet Kaur | Sukhdev Singh

Journal: Asian Journal of Business Management
ISSN 2041-8744

Volume: 5;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 197;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Cash conversion efficiency | correlation | days operating cycle | days working capital | efficiency of working capital management

ABSTRACT
Efficient management of working capital helps to avoid financial crises, thereby, increasing the profitability and enhances the firm value. The present study analyses the working capital performance of 164 manufacturing BSE 200 companies classified into 19 industries over the period of 2000-2010 based on working capital score calculated by using normalised values of Cash Conversion Efficiency, Days Operating Cycle and Days Working Capital. The study explores abundant scope to increase the efficiency of 145 companies by improving the parameters of analysis. The improvements are bound to generate increased profits and profitability of leading corporate of India. The study tests the relationship between the working capital score and profitability measured by Income to Current Assets and Income to Average Total Assets. The results of the study support earlier studies revealing that efficient management of working capital significantly affects profitability.
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