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Friendly Freddie’s is an independently owned major appliance and electronics discount chain with seven stores located in a Midwestern metropolitan area. Rapid expansion has created the need for careful planning of cash requirements to ensure that the chain is able to replenish stock adequately and meet payment schedules to creditors. Fred Ferguson, founder of the chain, has established a banking relationship that provides a $200,000 line of credit to Friendly Freddie’s. The bank requires that a minimum balance of $8,200 be kept in the chain’s checking account at the end of each month. When the balance goes below $8,200, the bank automatically extends the line of credit in multiples of $1,000 so that the checking account balance is at least $8,200 at month-end. Friendly Freddie’s attempts to borrow as little as possible and repays the loans quickly in multiples of $1,000 plus 2 percent monthly interest on the entire loan balance. Interest payments and any principal payments are paid at the end of the month following the loan. The chain currently has no outstanding loans. The following cash receipts and disbursements data apply to the fourth quarter of the current calendar year. Projected cash collection of sales on account is estimated to be 70 percent in the month following the sale, 20 percent in the second month following the sale, and 6 percent in the third month following the sale. The 4 percent beyond the third month following the sale is determined to be uncollectible. In addition, the chain is scheduled to receive $13,000 cash on a note receivable in October. All inventory purchases are made on account as the chain has excellent credit with all vendors because of a strong payment history. The following information regarding inventory purchases is available. Cash disbursements for inventory are made in the month following purchase using an average cash discount of 3 percent for timely payment. Monthly cash disbursements for operating expenses during October, November, and December are estimated to be $38,000, $41,000, and $46,000, respectively. Required: Prepare Friendly Freddie’s cash budget for the months of October, November, and December showing all receipts, disbursements, and credit line activity, where applicable. (CMA adapted)

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Chapter 8, Problem 39P
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Friendly Freddie’s is an independently owned major appliance and electronics discount chain with seven stores located in a Midwestern metropolitan area. Rapid expansion has created the need for careful planning of cash requirements to ensure that the chain is able to replenish stock adequately and meet payment schedules to creditors. Fred Ferguson, founder of the chain, has established a banking relationship that provides a $200,000 line of credit to Friendly Freddie’s. The bank requires that a minimum balance of $8,200 be kept in the chain’s checking account at the end of each month. When the balance goes below $8,200, the bank automatically extends the line of credit in multiples of $1,000 so that the checking account balance is at least $8,200 at month-end.

Friendly Freddie’s attempts to borrow as little as possible and repays the loans quickly in multiples of $1,000 plus 2 percent monthly interest on the entire loan balance. Interest payments and any principal payments are paid at the end of the month following the loan. The chain currently has no outstanding loans.

The following cash receipts and disbursements data apply to the fourth quarter of the current calendar year.

Chapter 8, Problem 39P, Friendly Freddies is an independently owned major appliance and electronics discount chain with , example  1

Projected cash collection of sales on account is estimated to be 70 percent in the month following the sale, 20 percent in the second month following the sale, and 6 percent in the third month following the sale. The 4 percent beyond the third month following the sale is determined to be uncollectible. In addition, the chain is scheduled to receive $13,000 cash on a note receivable in October.

All inventory purchases are made on account as the chain has excellent credit with all vendors because of a strong payment history. The following information regarding inventory purchases is available.

Chapter 8, Problem 39P, Friendly Freddies is an independently owned major appliance and electronics discount chain with , example  2

Cash disbursements for inventory are made in the month following purchase using an average cash discount of 3 percent for timely payment. Monthly cash disbursements for operating expenses during October, November, and December are estimated to be $38,000, $41,000, and $46,000, respectively.

Required:

Prepare Friendly Freddie’s cash budget for the months of October, November, and December showing all receipts, disbursements, and credit line activity, where applicable. (CMA adapted)

To determine

Prepare a cash budget for the month of October, November, and December.

Explanation of Solution

Cash budget: A cash budget is prepared to estimate the cash receipts and cash payments made during a specific period. It includes cash receipts, cash payments, and short-term financing. It excludes non-cash transactions such as depreciation expense, conversion of bonds to other type of assets, and exchange of non-cash assets for only non-cash assets.

Prepare a cash budget for the month of October, November, and December:

Table (1)

Working note 1:

Calculate the amount of collection in sales on account:

Table (2)

Working note 2:

Calculate the amount of cash paid for inventory purchases:

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