Covid hurts working cap, top-500 cos’ money cycles stretched by 6 days: EY

Covid hurts working cap, top-500 cos’ money cycles stretched by 6 days: EY

The pandemic has impacted the working capital administration for corporations and stretched top-500 listed corporations’ money cycles by six days, a research by a consultancy agency stated on Monday.

Within the 12 months ended September 30, 2020, companies in India noticed a rise within the cash-to-cash cycle by 6 days year-on- yr, the research of top-500 listed corporations by EY, stated.

Companies in India have a possibility to free as much as Rs 5.2 lakh crore tied up in working capital, which can assist companies rebound a lot strongly from the disaster, it added.

The research stated 69 per cent of corporations prolonged their payables to offset the results of the pandemic on working capital.

It defined that the pandemic-induced lockdowns resulted in elevated stock balances and decreased collections for corporations. Prudent corporations resorted to the technique of extending payables with a purpose to handle disruption and protect money.

Giant and medium enterprises proceed to be extra environment friendly in managing their working capital necessities. Larger bargaining energy mixed with efficient enterprise processes to handle working capital for big companies resulted in a working capital cycle of 29 days shorter than the small enterprises, it added.

9 out of 12 sectors, together with metals and mining, oil and fuel and prescription drugs noticed a rise in days of stock, it stated.

From a sectoral perspective, the facility sector has witnessed a 34 day deterioration in cash-to-cash cycle, oil and fuel by 10 days, and, engineering and EPC (engineering, procurement and building) providers by 17 days, it stated.

Some sectors, like cars (13 days), chemical compounds (12 days) and cement and constructing merchandise (7 days) have seen an enchancment as nicely, it stated.

(Solely the headline and movie of this report might have been reworked by the Enterprise Commonplace employees; the remainder of the content material is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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