A Study on Working Capital Management

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PROJECT REPORT ON WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

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KIRLOSKAR PNEUMATICS CO. LTD, HADAPSAR.

Submitted By: Rajesh Menon (M.B.A-II) In Partial Fulfillment for Degree of Master of Business Administration during the year 2006-07 VISHWAKARMA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, PUNE.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
It is a matter of great satisfaction and pleasure to present this report on Working Capital Management of KIRLOSKAR PNUEMATIC CO. LTD. (KPCL), Pune 411013. I take this opportunity to owe my thanks to all

those involved in my training.

This project report could not have been completed without the guidance of our director, Dr. SHARAD L. JOSHI & project guide Prof. SMITA SOVANI. Their timely help & encouragement helped me to complete this project successfully.

I thank Mrs. VINEETA KAPOOR (SR. OFFICER

HRD) for giving

me opportunity to work at KPCL, as a FINANCE TRAINEE.

I am thankful to Mr. R.B. SHALIGRAM (SR. FINANCE MANAGER) and MR. R.R. TAVERGIRI (DGM, FINANCE) for their encouragement and able guidance at every stage of my training work.

I express my gratitude towards staff of KPCL, those who have helped me directly or indirectly in completing the training.

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INDEX:No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Particulars: Executive Summary Objective & Scope of Project Company Profile Theoretical Background Research Methodology Data Analysis Findings Recommendations Bibliography Page No: 1 3 4 7 60 61 92 93 94

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Company being established as Kirloskar pneumatic company limited in 1958, made an entry with manufacture of air compressor and pneumatic tools & soon diversified by including air conditioning & transmission equipments. At Kirloskar Pneumatic up to date manufacturing facilities, including CNC machines, Stringent quality control procedures and systems, research & development, foundry, heat treatment facilities, screw rotor machines, gear grinding machines, metallurgical laboratories, tool room and integrated computer system, have all been set up with sole idea of achieving the highest standards of quality & performance. My Project is the study of working capital management. The study was conducted at the head office of Kirloskar Pneumatic Co. Ltd. Pune. The project was of 2 months duration. During the project I interviewed the executives & staff to collect the data, & also made use of company records & annual reports. The data collected were then compiled, tabulated and analyzed. Working Capital Management is a very important facet of financial management due to: Investments in current assets represent a substantial portion of total investment. Investment in current assets & the level of current liabilities have to be geared quickly to change sales. Some the points to be studied under this topic are: How much cash should a firm hold? What should be the firms credit policy? How to & when to pay the creditors of the firm? How much to invest in inventories?

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By studying about the company s different areas I came to know certain things like: Acid test ratio is more than one but it does not mean that company has excessive liquidity. Standard current ratio is 2:1 and for industry it is 1.33:1. KPCL s ratios satisfactory. Debtors of the company were high; they were increasing year by year, so more funds were blocked in debtors. But now recovery is becoming faster. Working capital turnover ratio is continuously increasing that shows increasing needs of working capital.

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OBJECTIVES:
1) To identify the financial strengths & weakness of the company. 2) Through the net profit ratio & other profitability ratio, understand the profitability of the company. 3) Evaluating company s performance relating to financial statement analysis. 4) To know the liquidity position of the company with the help of current ratio. 5) To find out the utility of financial ratio in credit analysis & determinig the financial capacity of the firm.

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OVERVIEW OF KPCL
Established in 1958, Kirloskar pneumatic...
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