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Walmart versus Costco.xlsx
(all amounts in $ millions)
1) Using the financial statement data on the spreadsheet, compute the cash conversion cycle for Walmart and for Costco each year over the five year period 2014-2018.
2) Have the CCCs changed over the last few years? What is the major reason behind the changes? Does there seem to be an improvement/worsening in working capital management?
3) What was Walmart’s annual Change in Working Capital from 2015 to 2018? And COSTO’s? Focusing only on Working Capital changes, how much Free Cash Flow to the Firm (FCFF) was available to Walmart and to COSTCO from 2015 to 2018?