Due to this, our finance strategy was to fund these activities in R&D, production and marketing by taking loans (long-term & short-term debts), in the initial rounds. At the same time, we took care to implement all the steps to avoid emergency loans.
The liquidity, profitability, and solvency ratios reveal some interesting points about Kudler Fine Food’s financial position. The liquidity ratios revealed that during 2002 and 2003, Kudler was having no trouble paying short-term debt. However, the current and acid-test (quick) ratios showed that during 2003 Kudler had an excess amount of cash that they were not investing properly. These ratios also showed that Kudler was collecting receivables and selling average inventory very quickly. The profitability ratios revealed that during 2002 and 2003, Kudler was using assets efficiently and making a decent profit. The profit margin ratio
Peyton Approved was formed a little over a year ago in the kitchen of the owner of a wonderful Airedale named Peyton. Peyton has severe allergies and cannot eat dog treats from the store. Peyton Approved sells homemade dog treats that are all natural and hypoallergenic. The company’s president (also Peyton’s owner) started selling these treats out of her home to other dog owners who wanted all natural dog treats for their dogs. Due to more demand of the all natural, hypoallergenic dog treats, Peyton Approved needs more room to make the treats and reach more dog owners. Peyton approved feels moving into a storefront will reach more dog owners who want their dogs to have all natural dog treats. Financing will provide Peyton Approved the
Tootsie Roll Industries is one of America’s most recognized confectionary companies and has been in business for more than 111 years, manufacturing and selling some of the most popular candies in the world. Tootsie Roll wants to secure a loan that will help increase the company’s total liabilities by 10% in the tune of $2.5 million. This loan package is attached to an updated business plan that provides the lender with the company’s history, a vision statement, its market, products, services, management, how the loan will impact the business, and the method of repayment. This paper will detail different ratio analyses, loan justification, and how the company plans to use the proceeds.
Tootsie Roll Industries Inc., wish to increase their production capacity and improve efficiency. As the company wishes to take pout a plan which will increase total liabilities by 10%, if there are total liabilities of $174,495, the plan is to raise a further $17,445. To undertake this strategy it is necessary to demonstrate that the firm can afford to increase their debt. The first stage is to look at the financials with the use of a ratio analysis to assess whether the debt is affordable.
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.
Financial Management is an important aspect of how a business operates efficiently. The way that the finances are controlled can determine how successful the company is. The finances of a business allows for the growth of the company. The five practices of financial management: capital structure decision, investment appraisal techniques, dividend policy, working capital management and financial performance assessment are critical when assessing a company. The performance of a company plays a key role on how successful the company is on meeting goals. There are different strategies and tools that a company can implement and if they are used to effectively the company can meet their goals. If a company has good finances, a good
Utilizing the monthly forecast financial statement provided by Guna Fibres, Exhibit 1, it is necessary to create a statement of cash flows to begin to assess how the company’s capital is being managed through the working capital accounts of the firm. Exhibit 2 shows the breakdown of cash flows on a monthly basis based on the forecasted information provided by Guna Fibres. There are several important insights to point to instability within Guna Fibres. The first trend that is concerning is that according to Guna Fibres forecast, they will require a positive cash flow from financing activities through the month of June 2012 just maintain operations. Certainly, if this was to be presented to the bank there would be no chance that they would be willing to extend credit as Guna Fibres will not be able to zero out the debt balance in the coming months. Examination of Exhibit 3 shows the statement of cash flows for Guna Fibres for year ending in December 2012. Note the highlighted the cell that indicates the change in short term notes payable for the year in the amount of
Wendy Beaumont, the company’s president is looking to further expand and has asked the advice of friend and financial consultant, Amy McConville to review a potential acquisition or partnership. The prospects will elevate some of the president’s concerns for financing. In her own words, Ms. Beaumont expressed that the cost of financing growth right now was high and Friendly Card's projects 20% growth over the next year and even more in subsequent years. Further stating, the company had never been without financing problems and had always been capital intensive relying on strong relations with its banks and suppliers in realizing success. Still, Friendly’s bankers have begun to feel uneasy regarding the company’s heavy reliance on debt capital to finance operations. The bank reminded the company they agreed to provide financing in 1986 with the expectations of Friendly Cards’ sales would decrease substantially in the future. The firm's liabilities/equity ratio had peaked to 5.2 in 1986, and was still a couple of years away from returning to historically lower ratios. As a result, the bank strongly suggested the company obtain alternative financing to support its forthcoming peak production season.
Introducing a new product to the market is a very risky operation. Not only is it risky but it takes time, effort and money. In order for a product to be successful, it had to fully undergo the product life cycle. Kellogg’s has an advantage when it comes to the breakfast market as it holds the biggest market share. After providing the British public with breakfast for years, it most certainly has a larger customer loyalty base. The strong brand makes it easy for product launching as the public are already familiar with the brand. However, introducing a new product comes with its challenges and risks. Looking at the ratios, Kellogg’s has a current ratio to date of 1:1.1 . This in financial terms rings alarm bells as it shows that the company will struggle to pay its short term obligations. Kellogg’s however can operate on a low current test ratio as it has a good long term revenues coming into the business. This means that it is possible to borrow on this basis to meet its current obligation. After calculating the net present value, which gave a positive NPV of £38450million, I move that we go ahead with the introduction of a new product. In traducing a new product is a sign of innovation and growth on the part of the competitors. In order for a new product to be introduced to the market, Kellogg’s will have to spend money on the actual product, the marketing side of
Amy McConville, a friend and financial consultant of Wendy Beaumont, the president of Friendly Cards Inc., needs to come up with some suggestions concerning the financing of Friendly's expansion. Amy has been doing research on the firm and money is tight right now. The cost of financing growth right now is high and Friendly Card's is projecting 20% growth in sales next year and even more the following year. The company has never been without financing problems. The business is capital intensive and has had to rely on its good relations with its banks and suppliers to achieve success. Friendly's bankers have begun to feel uneasy about how much the company is relying on debt capital
Q3. Does the company have any other sources that it could use to raise the funds it requires? Explain. (In your answer consider the amount required and the purpose of the funds). In which market can these funds be sourced from?