Working Capital is defined as current assets less current liabilities, which is the amount of liquid assets (cash + debtors) less current expenses. Positive Working Capital means the cash at bank + receivables is greater than the current expenses (payables) of the business. Negative working capital balance means the business owes more than it has in cash available and what it will receive as income in the near future.
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In the above example, the business has positive Working Capital of $250,000 however the free cash position is only $100,000 as the majority of the Working Capital is locked in the receivables ledger. If there is a timing mismatch between when the debtors pay their invoices and when the creditors need to be paid, the business has a liquidity issue.
This short term liquidity crisis is one that many businesses face, particularly growth companies who need to spend upfront on marketing and opex but the income from that spend may not be received for as long as 90 days later.
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