Can we classify the inventory as non-current asset in revised schedule VI?

I know its a current asset since its consumed withing operating cycle.

What are the situations where management can classify it as Non-Current Asset?

Posted 3 years, 9 months ago by amit sharma

We need to understand the concept of operating cycle period. For normal companies  it is generally assumed to be 365 days. hoever, for companies undertaking big projects like aircraft building, liquor manufacturing, construction of warfare equipments etc, operating cycle needs to be calculated as per the situation prevailing in the industry

First lets' understand the following terms :-

DSI - days sales inventory - no of days taken to convert inventory into sales
DSO - days sales outstanding - no of days taken to convert recievables into cash after their creation
DPO - days payable outstnading -Credit period by supliers

operating cycle = DSI+DSO-DPO

Assume the following
Particulars    No of days       
DSO               90       
DSI               500       
DPO             120       
Net operating  cycle    470    

Here we can see, the Operating cycle period for the company is 470 days. However , the DSI is 500 days, so to the extent of 30 days , we can say there is some inventory held by the company which is beyond the operating cycle adn can be converted to cash only after 470days. Hence, can be classified as Non-Current to that extent.

The same analogy can be applied to trade recievable also



Posted 3 years, 9 months ago by HS VEDANTA DESHIKA

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