Best Buy is a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, including personal computers, entertainment software, and appliances. Best Buy operates retail stores in addition to the Best Buy, Media Play, On Cue, and Magnolia Hi-Fi Web sites. For two recent years, Best Buy reported the following (in millions):

Assume that the accounts receivable (in millions) were $1,868 at the beginning of fiscal Year 1.
1. Compute the accounts receivable turnover for Year 2 and Year 1. Round to one decimal place.
2. Compute the days' sales in receivables at the end of Year 2 and Year 1. Round to one decimal place.
3. What conclusions can be drawn from (1) and (2) regarding Best Buy's efficiency in collecting receivables?
4. What assumption did we make about sales for the Best Buy ratio computations that might distort the ratios and therefore cause the ratios not to be comparable for Year 2 and Year1?

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