CP 7-6 Comparing inventory ratios for three companies The general merchandise retail industry has a number of segments represented by the following companies: Company Name Merchandise Concept Costco Wholesale Corporation Membership warehouse Wal-Mart Discount general merchandise JCPenney Department store For a recent year, the following cost of merchandise sold and beginning and ending inventories have been provided from corporate annual reports (in millions) for these three companies: Costco Wal-Mart JCPenney Cost of merchandise sold $62,335 $306,158 $11,571 Merchandise inventory, beginning 5,039 35,180 3,641 Merchandise inventory, ending 5,405 34,511 3,259 a. Determine the inventory turnover ratio for all three companies. Round to one decimal place. b. Determine the number of days" sales in inventory for all three companies. Round to one decimal place. c. Interpret these results based on each company"s merchandise concept.
CP 7-5 Comparing inventory ratios for two companies
Tiffany Co. is a high-end jewelry retailer, while Amazon.com uses its e-commerce services, features, and technologies to sell its products through the Internet. Recent balance sheet inventory disclosures for Tiffany and Amazon.com (in millons) are as follows:
Tiff any Co.
The cost of merchandise sold reported by each company was as follows:
Tiff any Co.
Cost of merchandise sold
a. Determine the inventory turnover and number of days’ sales in inventory for Tiffany and Amazon.com. Round to two decimal places and nearest day.
b. Interpret your results.