1. Explain the major financial ratios and financial cycles, debt ratio, debt to equity ratio, return on assets, return on equity, current ratio, quick ratio, inventory turnover, days in inventory, accounts receivable turnover, accounts receivable cycle in days, accounts payable turnover, accounts payable cycle in days, earnings per share (EPS), price to earnings ratio (P/E), and cash conversion cycle (CCC) and state the significance of each for financial management. Include examples based on a hypothetical balance sheet and income statement.
2. Can CCC be negative? If so, what does it indicate?
3. Explain working capital and its significance.