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Article Published In Vol.7 (May-June 2019)

Average Collection Period and Financial Performance of Nzoia Water Services Company

Pages : 273-279, DOI: https://doi.org/10.14741/ijmcr/v.7.3.5

Author : Wasike Michael Wafula, Charles Yugi Tibbs and Alala Benedict Ondiek

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Account receivables have been a majo`r problem for most utility service providers especially those still dealing with the post payment method where services are rendered before payment are made. This study sought to find out effect of the average collection period and financial performance. The study obtained secondary data spanning from 2012 to 2016 from Kenya national audit office and Nzoia Water Services Company published financial statements. The study employed explanatory research design and data was collected from secondary data and analyzed using regression and correlation analysis and found the relationship between financial performance. From the findings the mean average collection period was 309.90 days, accounts receivable turnover had a mean of 1.1980, size of the region (7.5870). The results showed that NZOWASCO, financial performance variable Return on Equity (ROE) was significantly affected with average collection period with negative correlation-0.232. According to the regression equation established, taking all factors into account; Average collection period on financial performance of NZOWASCO measured by ROE was -0.505.The study recommended that the organization reduce average collection period in order to improve their financial performance of the organizations.

Keywords: Average Collection Period, Financial Performance

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