This Individual Case Study Assignment should be around 1000 words in total and should be submitted in the form of a business report (approximately 500 words for each part).
Individual Case Study Assignment Part A
BLC Ltd. is a medium-sized UK manufacturing company based in Liverpool.
The company is seeking to expand its operations with the establishment of an office block to house the marketing and human resources staff in Manchester. The company has narrowed the choice to two alternatives with the following net cash flow information being available:
Items to keep in mind:
As the company accountant is currently on holiday you are required to:
Individual Case Study Assignment Part B
BLC Ltd. has revenue of 500 million and sells all of its goods on credit to a variety of different wholesale customers. At the moment the company offers a standard credit period of 30 days. However 70% of its customers (by revenue) take an average of 70 days to pay while the other 30% of customers (by revenue) pay within 30 days. The company is considering offering a 2% discount for payment within 30 days and estimates that 80% of customers (by revenue) will take up this offer (including those that already pay within 30 days).
The Managing Director has asked the credit controller if the cost of this new policy would be worth offering. The company has a 80 million overdraft facility that it regularly uses to the full limit due to the lateness of payment and the cost of this overdraft facility is 15% per annum.
The credit controller also estimates that bad debt level of 2% of revenue would be halved to 1% of revenue as a result of this new policy.