# Corporal Inc. and Admiral Company compete with each other in the personal computer market....

## Question:

Corporal Inc. and Admiral Company compete with each other in the personal computer market.

Corporal's primary strategy is to assemble computers to customer orders, rather than for inventory.

Thus, for example, Corporal will build and deliver a computer within four days of a customer entering an order on a Web page.

Admiral, on the other hand, builds some computers prior to receiving an order, then sells from this inventory once an order is received.

Below is selected financial information for both companies from a recent year's financial statements (in millions):

Sales $61,320$77,400
Cost of goods sold 51,100 73,000
Inventory, beginning of period 1,734 6,860
Inventory, end of period 1,934 8,060

a. Determine for both companies

(1) the inventory turnover and

(2) the number of days' sales in inventory.

(Round your calculations and answers to one decimal place.) Assume 365 days a year.

1. Inventory turnover
2. Number of days' sales in inventory _days _days

b. Corporal has a higher/lower inventory turnover ratio than does Admiral Company.

Likewise, Corporal has a larger/smaller number of days' sales in inventory.

## Inventory turnover and Number of days' sales in inventory :

"Inventory turnover" is calculated by dividing the average inventory to the cost of goods sold during the year. "Number of days' sales in inventory" is calculated by dividing the cost of goods sold to ending inventory multiply by 365.