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  • The Science of 2012-10-27 08:23
    leycrjb: Oh I see. No worries.

    I just find the massive increase strange, even moreso that they don't explain it at all. I guess they've been giving their cust
    I think the Securitization Program I mentioned explains a good portion of the increase (but I could be interpreting it incorrectly).
  • The Science of 2012-10-25 06:32
    leycrjb : I don't understand. Why should an increase in the allowance for doubtful accounts lead to an increase in receivables? I wasn't pointing to the increase in allowance for doubtful accounts as the explanation - that's what the Securitization Program part was about. What I'm saying is that I find it questionable that the recent increase in receivables was met with a decline in the doubtful accounts allowance - sorry if I didn't make that clear. ...
  • The Science of 2012-10-24 15:19
    leycrjb: Hi Science. I've been looking to Staples a little since reading your articles and have a quick question for you. Looking at the pattern of receivables
    Take a look at the May 2009 Securitization Program in the 10-K filed in March 2010; in that instance, the allowance for doubtful accounts matched (roughly) the increase in AR - unlike in this most recent year, which I personally consider to be more concerning.

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