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Calculate the approximate annual rate of return on investment

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Calculate the approximate annual rate of return on investment of the following cash discount terms:
1) 1/15, n30.
2) 2/10, n60
3) 1/10, n90.

Which of these terms, if any, is not likely to be significant incentive to the customer to pay promptly? Explain your answer.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Finance
Expert:  Rakhi Vasavada replied 6 years ago.

Dear Friend,


Your Calculations are as under:


Annual rate on return on Investments is calculated as under:


Cash Discount Rate * (365/(Term of Payment - Cash Discount Period))


Thus, in case 1, i.e. 1/15, n30.,

1*(365/(30-15)) = 1*(365/15) = 1* 24.33 = 24.33%



In case 2, i.e. 2/10, n60,

2*(365/(60-10)) = 2*(365/50) = 2*7.30 = 14.60%


In Case 3, i.e. 1/10, n90


1*(365/(90-10)) = 1*(365/80) = 1*4.56 = 4.56%



So, in above case, the third term, i.e. 1/10, n90 will not give any significant incentive customer to pay promptly as the return is the lowest.


I hope this helps...

Warm Regards,