Question: AutoZone Inc claims to be the nation s leading auto parts

AutoZone, Inc., claims to be “the nation’s leading auto parts retailer.” It sells replacement auto parts directly to the consumer. BorgWarner, Inc., has over 17,000 employees and produces automobile parts, such as transmissions and cooling systems, for the world’s vehicle manufacturers. The following data were taken from these companies’ 2013 annual reports. All dollar amounts are in thousands.
a. Before performing any calculations, speculate as to which company will take the longest to collect its accounts receivable. Explain the rationale for your decision.
b. Calculate the accounts receivable turnover ratios for AutoZone and BorgWarner.
c. Calculate the average days to collect accounts receivable for AutoZone and BorgWarner.
d. Do the calculations from Requirements b and c confirm your speculations in Requirement a?

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