A Comparative Study on Working Capital Management of Tata Motors Limited and Maruti Suzuki India Limited

2021 ◽  
Vol 11 (5) ◽  
pp. 80-89
Dr. Sudip Chakraborty ◽  
Shilpi Kumari

The automobile industry in India is one of the speedily growing industry. Working Capital Management is important in this industry due to increasing demand and huge investment in this sector requires proper management. Working Capital Management perform a vital role in the success and failure of a business due to its effect on the performance and liquidity. Thereby this study has been undertaken to Comparative analyse working capital management of Tata Motors Limited and Maruti Suzuki India Limited for the period of seven years from 2013-14 to 2019-20.  In this study three objectives are set for research. The first one was to assess the impact of working capital on sales, second was to assess the impact of working capital on profitability and third was to evaluate the working capital performance of the companies under study through the use of various financial ratios. The study reflects that the efficiency of working capital management of the companies is influenced by the Liquidity Ratios, Debtor Turnover Ratio, Inventory Turnover Ratio and profitability Ratio.

Tushar Rameshbhai Ajmera

Purpose: The main aim of this article is to find out the working capital management and its impact on profitability in Tyre Industry of selected companies which are listed on stock exchange in India. Approach/ Methodology/ Design: For the study, a time span of 8 years from 2011-12 to 2018-19 is considered, and based on it, any relation of net profit margin ratio and working capital components like current ratio, quick ratio, inventory turnover ratio, working capital turnover ratio is considered. The sample is selected based on higher market capitalisation during the study period. Regression analysis is also employed to investigate the impact of WCM on corporate profitability. Findings: The major findings of this study indicate that the profitability of Balkrishana was good   compared to the other companies. The working capital of Ceat shows highly positive working capital management, whereas Apollo shows negative working capital management. These results were identified with the help of accounting tool as Ratio analysis and statistical tools as Regression analysis and ANOVA test for selected data. Practical Implication: The study examines the scenario of tyre industry with the help of working capital management in selected companies. The results of the study could be an indicator of the performance of the selected companies.   Originality/Value:  This paper provides some key insights to health and efficiency of the selected companies. The working capital ratios are indicative of good working capital management, leading to identifying issue in financial management and eventually improving the performance of the tyre industry.

2018 ◽  
Vol 14 (1-2) ◽  
pp. 32-38
Pinku Paul ◽  
Paroma Mitra

Working capital is one of the important measures of a firm’s efficiency and represents the total liquid assets available with a firm. It reflects a firms’ ability to meet day-to-day operating expenses and also acts as an indicator of a firm’s short-term financial health. So a firm has to plan the effective utilisation of its working capital in order to maintain equilibrium between liquidity and profitability of the business. Therefore, the present article tries to examine the impact of working capital management on profitability of the firms of Indian steel industry. The study has taken into consideration four independent variables, that is, Current ratio, Quick ratio, Debtors turnover ratio and Finished goods turnover ratio which act as the indicators of working capital use in the industry. Return on total assets represents the profitability of the industry and acts as a dependent variable to develop an empirical model in order to establish relationship between working capital management and profitability of the steel industry in India by using panel data regression. The period of study is 17 years, that is, 2000–2016. The result of the study indicates that the impact of working capital management on profitability of the firms of Indian steel industry has been significant.

The working capital management has an important role for the firm’s success or failure because of its effect on firm’s performance and liquidity. A well designed and implemented working capital management is expected to contribute positively to the creation of a firm’s value. “Working Capital” is the capital invested in different items of current assets needed for the business, viz, inventory, debtors, cash and other current assets such as loans & advances to third parties. Those current assets are essential for smooth business operations and proper utilization of fixed assets. The study is descriptive in nature. The secondary data is used for this study and four years balance sheet. The Working Capital Turnover Ratio, Current Asset Turnover Ratio, Probability Ratio. It was concluded that the working capital is a vital role of an organization

Ashoke Mondal ◽  
Uttam Kumar Dutta

It is expected that proper management of working capital contributes positively to the value of the firm, and liquidity of the firm negatively affects the profitability of the company. The purpose of the chapter is to analyze the composition and changes of the working capital and to find the impact of liquidity and efficiency of working capital management on profitability. For this purpose, this study is conducted on Cipla Ltd. for the period 2001-2009. From the study, it is found that there is a significant negative relationship between liquidity and profitability. It also reveals that managers can create value for the firm by reducing the holding period in inventories and receivable.

2015 ◽  
Vol 1 (2) ◽  
pp. 55 ◽  
Sabo Muhammad ◽  
Rabi’U Saminu Jibril ◽  
Usman Sani K. Wambai ◽  
Fatima Bello Ibrahim ◽  
Tjjani Habibu Ahmad

The paper examines the impact of working capital management on corporate profitability through the periods of 2008 to 2012. The total of seven firms listed on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange was studied, using secondary data generated from annual reports and accounts of the sampled companies and the Nigerian Stock Exchange Fact book. The data were analyzed by means of descriptive statistics and GLS regression analysis using STATA 11. The study finds a positive relationship among Average Collection Period (ACP), Current Ratio (CR) and the size of the firm (LOGSIZE) with Profitability and a negative relationship with Inventory Turnover Period (ITP), Average Payment Period (APP). The paper therefore recommends that cash collected should be re-invested into short-term investment to generate profits and fund left idle in the cash or excessive liquidity is costly and do not lead to profitability.

2017 ◽  
Vol 6 (1) ◽  
pp. 80-97 ◽  
Monica Singhania ◽  
Piyush Mehta

Purpose Excessive working capital or paucity of the same can impair the profits and health of an organization. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the impact of working capital management (WCM) on the profitability of firms for a sample comprising of non-financial companies in countries of South East Asia, South Asia and East Asia. Design/methodology/approach Analytical modeling has been used to estimate the impact of WCM on profitability with the help of financial data of the companies listed in major indices of the target countries (India, Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Japan, China, South Korea and Taiwan). The mathematical model presented in the paper has been tested using two-step-generalized method of moments. Findings The study reveals a non-linear relationship between profitability of a firm and WCM for 11 economies of the Asia Pacific region. Research limitations/implications The results are subject to the differences in the market dynamics of different economies (countries). Moreover, the limitations of the specific statistical method used to verify the model apply to the model too. Practical implications The research can be used as a tool by the firms (global as well as local) to ameliorate their performance by understanding the effects of WCM on profitability in different global markets and adjusting their working capital accordingly. Originality/value The research on the impact of WCM on profitability of the firms of South East Asia, South Asia and East Asia is a new effort and tries to make the importance of WCM more luciferous.

2016 ◽  
Vol 13 (3) ◽  
pp. 100-109 ◽  
Amarjit Gill ◽  
Nahum Biger ◽  
Rajen Tibrewala ◽  
Pradeep Prabhakar

The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of merger on the efficiency of working capital management of American production firms. This study applied a co-relational research design. A sample of 497 listed American production firms for a period of 4 years (from 2010-2014) was analyzed. The findings of this study indicate that mergers may contribute to an improvement of the efficiency of working capital management. This is a co-relational study that investigated the association between merger and working capital management efficiency. There is not necessarily a causal relationship between the two, although the paper provides some conjectures to such relationship. The findings of this study may only be generalized to firms similar to those that were included in this research. This study contributes to the literature on the factors that improve the efficiency of working capital management, and in particular on the association between merger and the efficiency of working capital management. The findings may be useful for financial managers, investors, financial management consultants, and other stakeholders.

2018 ◽  
Vol 15 (2) ◽  
pp. 104-115
Wasantha Perera ◽  
Pradeep Priyashantha

The Working Capital Management (WCM) has an important role for the firm’s success or failure, because it directly affects the overall business health of the firm. This study examined the impact of WCM on profitability and shareholders’ wealth using 50 companies listed in different sectors on the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) for the period from 2010 to 2015. This sample represents 47% of the selected sectors of CSE. The profitability of the company is measured using gross operating profit (GOP) and shareholders wealth measured by Tobin’s Q (TQ) ratio. The WCM is measured using five independent variables namely stock holding period (SHP), debtors’ collection period (DCP), creditors’ settlement period (CSP), cash conversion circle (CCC) and current assets ratio (CAR). Further, three additional variables such as firm size (SIZE), leverage (LEV) and earning yield (EY) are employed as controlling variables to capture the impact of other performance of the companies.The data were analyzed using ordinary least square (OLS) and panel data regression models. These regression models reveal that there is a significant negative relationship between CCC and dependent variables (GOP & TQ). Further, this relationship has been confirmed by the major components of CCC such as SHP, DCP. Firm size also positively and significantly effects on the firm GOP while negatively effects on the TQ. Further, they revealed that there is a significant positive relationship between LEV and TQ. The study finds that the shareholders’ wealth and profitability can be increased through the efficiency of WCM.

2016 ◽  
Vol 6 (1) ◽  
Priyank Sharma

Working capital is the funds required for the day to day working of any organization. So it should be managed in effective way to ensure profitability, solvency and survival of the company. Every organization has to manage its working capital in such a way that it does not result in blockage of funds and is able to cater the needs of the organization. In this paper I have tried to show the impact of the mismanagement of working capital on profitability and liquidity of the firm. For this purpose I have taken Tata Motors Pvt. Ltd for the s

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