Working capital tells us a lot about how well a company is managed. It is an indicator of good management, can provide a real competitive advantage, and is the life blood of every company.
Our 2015 Annual Global Working Capital Survey reveals that for the first time since 2010 working capital has shown a significant improvement, which has contributed to a jump of 11.3% in the cash-on-hand of companies. The largest improvement came from the asset side of the balance sheet, particularly from enhancements in receivables management.
However, with the revenue trends suggesting that EUR 237 billion additional working capital is needed to finance next year's growth alone, there is still a significant gap to bridge.
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