A business firm must maintain an adequate level of working capital in Even though most of these expenses are not of big magnitude their value can add up and affect the company’s finances. Some of these items are accrued time for employees, bonuses, benefits, utilities, improvements and taxes. Some additional sources of working capital include; cash reserves, profits, equity loans, line of credit, and long term loans.
The income over the last three years has been fluctuating.. This tells us the company has an initial growth period. Sales also drop between years 7 and 8 and the gross profit margin decreased as well. This may be due to operating expenses. This leads to the prospect of stable future sales. The stakeholders are continuing to back the company and the company does predict sales will remain stable. The modest increase in sales does not show enough to recover without making adjustments to free capital.
1) Why is Flagstar in financial distress? When possible, back your claims with data. Signs of financial distress • The company lost money almost every year since its leveraged buyout by Coniston Partners in 1989. The income generated was not sufficient to service the interest expenses of the company which stood at $2.62B in 1996. From Exhibit 1, we can say that interest coverage ratio computed as EBIT / Interest Expense was 1.31 in 1989 and has been decreasing over years and currently stands at 0.59. This raises a question of how the company can meet its interest payments without raising cash or selling assets.
Financing requirements of the company can be determined by calculating the cash requirements of the company by adding the working capital needs and capital expenditure needs of the company. Working capital needs can be calculated by subtracting current liabilities from current assets of the company. Current assets of the company will remain significantly lower than current liabilities for next three years. Working capital needs of the company come out to be $17.523 million, $21,028 million and $21,028 million for years 2010, 2011 and 2012. Capital expenditures of the company will remain at $0.9 million for all three years. Adding the values of working capital needs and capital expenditure needs for all years and by subtracting these values from net income, we can calculate the external financing required by the company to meet the cash needs for next three years. As shown in calculations in excel sheet, external financing requirements for the company come out to be $15.231 million for 2010 and $18.091 million for 2011 and 2012 respectively.
2. Again, review the DFDs you developed for the Petrie's Electronics case. (I have placed the level 1 diagrams in the Project Workbook - Week 3 folder in doc sharing, use your homework solution for the Record Customer Activities level 1) .
Response 2 Under the percentage of sales method the company would calculate the percentage of sales that are expected to be uncollectable. This information is determined based off of prior year information and the credit policy and once calculated it is reported as an allowance for doubtful debts, which is an expense. If our percentage was determined to be 2% we would multiply that by the amount of total credit sales. If we have 500,000 in credit sales then 2% of that is 10,000 we journal this by matching expenses with revenues
As shown in the ratios chart, working capital has increased by $13M. Maturities of short-term investments and cash flow from operations are projected to be sufficient to sustain the company’s overall financing needs, including capital expenditures. The following corporate strategic plan identifies a project that needs financial backing.
6. Assess whether the pro forma projections are reasonable or not? The pro forma projections seem reasonable for the following reasons: * From 1976 to 1982 the compound annual growth in net sales was 18.5% and the compound annual growth of after tax profit was 25.9%. Therefore, a 10% net sales growth shown in the proforma financial data seems reasonable.
Jessica Betts Cecilia Hibbard Celeste Maldonado Niza Oun Jessica Betts Cecilia Hibbard Celeste Maldonado Niza Oun by by Advanced Medical Technology Corporation Advanced Medical Technology Corporation TABLE OF CONTENTS Question 1 2 Question 2 4 question 3 7 question 4 9 question 5 11 question 6 13 1. What has created the need for additional finance by AMT since 1983? Extraordinary sales growth for AMT of 30% annually is resulting in major operating losses, and external funds are necessary to be able to continue with this rapid expansion. The net operating losses from 1983-1985 were $1,289,000 in 1983; $1,176,000 in 1984; and $1,487,000 in 1985. The bulk of these losses were a direct result of both
Advanced Medical Technology Corporation I. Short History: AMT has been in business for three years. The company develops, manufactures, and sells scientific medical instruments, utilizing the latest technology. AMT has experienced enormous growth in sales. However, the company's capital has been used up on heavy spending on research and development and rapid expansion
III. HIGHLIGHTS • The combination of the state-of-the-art products and a rapidly expanding market resulted in AMT’s sales growth in excess of 30% per year. Sales volume, which had grown continuously from the start, was always large in relation to available capital. The situation was worsening by large operating losses.
Analysing the historical values of the operating margins from the Income Statement, we forecast values for the 2007-2009 period. The executives of BKI expect the firm to achieve operating margins at least as high as the historical ones. Thus, we took averages and slightly adjusted them toward higher values. Since the declining tendency in the last three years was cause by integration costs and inventory write-downs associated with acquisitions, which already have been completed. To the EBIT, estimated by using those margins, subtract the taxes, Capex, adjust for Depreciation, Amortization and change in Working capital. The capital expenditures were just over $10m on average per year. The company is expecting the Capex remain modest. Thus, we assumed a Capex of $10m for the next three years. We estimated Net Working Capital by using the average ratio of NWC/Net income of the last three years.
FINANCIAL RESULTS AND LEARNINGS: Our choices led to a constant increase in net income over the three years. Short term debt increase by approximately 100% percent but steadily reduced over the next three years. We were happy with the positive growth of the company and the fact that we were able to pay off most of the initial short term funding required by the increase in working capital requirement. Overall the current situation of the company in 2018 is good, although the total value created is less than 20% of that created in phase 1. From this we learned that the value of the firm can be significantly increased more through a reduction in working capital requirement than through increasing the firm’s sales and net income.
Working capital is the excess of a company’s current assets over its current liabilities. Financially healthy firms have positive working capitals.
2. New bank credit facility, 600 million cash on hand to take advantage of opportunities that may arise