REGRESSION AND INVENTORIES Jasper Furnishings has $300 million in sales. The company expects that its sales will increase 12% this year. Jasper’s CFO uses a simple linear regression to forecast the company’s inventory level for a given level of projected sales. On the basis of recent history, the estimated relationship between inventories and sales (in millions of dollars) is as follows:
Given the estimated sales forecast and the estimated relationship between inventories and sales, what are your forecasts of the company’s year-end inventory level and its inventory turnover ratio?