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Last Updated : Jun 22, 2018 08:14 AM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

These 10 working capital efficient stocks gained up to 900% in the last 2 years; do you own any?

Working capital cycle is the time taken by an entity to convert funds invested in the day-to-day matters of a business to cash

There are various ways to assess a company’s financial health. Working capital cycle (WCC) is one of the most important ones. WCC is the time taken by an entity to convert funds invested in the day-to-day matters of a business (in inventory, debtors, creditors) to cash.

More often than not, a low WCC improves cash flows but also yields better return ratios.

(Working capital cycle (days = Stock days + debtor days – creditor days)


To study WCC trends in FY18 vis-à-vis FY17, we shortlisted BSE companies that fulfill all the following criteria:-

1 – Stock days declined YoY
2 – Debtor days declined YoY

3 – Creditor days increased YoY

Only 168 companies met every condition stated above. Of this, 34 delivered over 100 price return in the last 2 years.

Of these 34 stocks, 8 witnessed a minimum upside of 100 percent in 1 year as well as a 2 year period.



Stock days: This is an indicator of how a company manages its inventory of raw materials (manufacturers), purchased goods (particularly in case of trading businesses) and finished products.

Stock days = (Closing stock / cost of goods sold)*365

Debtor days: This indicates the pace at which a company recovers dues from its debtors.

Debtor days = (Debtors / net sales)*365

Creditor days: This indicates the period taken by a company to pay dues to its creditors.

Creditor days = (Creditors /cost of goods sold)*365

First Published on Jun 22, 2018 08:14 am