asset turnover

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Asset turnover

The ratio of net sales to total assets.

Asset Turnover

A ratio of a company's net sales to total assets. It is a measure of how efficiently management is using the assets at its disposal to promote sales. A high ratio indicates that the company is using its assets efficiently to increase sales, while a low ratio indicates the opposite. It is also known as total asset turnover.

asset turnover

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To test hypotheses 1, 2, and 3 (impact of cash conversion cycle on invested capital, firm performance, and liquidity), stepwise regression models were analyzed that included firm size and industry as the control variables, cash conversion cycle as the independent variable, and invested capital, asset turnover, return on invested capital, and liquidity as the dependent variables (see Tables 2a and 2b).
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