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Working Capital Turnover Ratio
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What is a Working Capital Turnover Ratio?

A Working Capital Turnover Ratio is a financial metric used to measure the efficiency with which a firm utilizes its working capital. In the context of the construction industry, this ratio includes both short-term liabilities and short-term assets which are crucial for day-to-day operations. The turnover ratio is calculated by dividing the company's annual revenue by its net working capital. A high ratio is desirable as it indicates that the company is efficiently using its working capital to generate revenue. For a construction company, this means effectively managing resources like materials, labor, and cash flow to maximize profitability and minimize waste. Furthermore, operators in the construction industry face unique challenges such as fluctuating supply costs and irregular project timelines, which makes the Working Capital Turnover Ratio an essential tool for financial management in this sector.