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Assume ABC Company has asked you to not only prepare their 2015 year-end Balance
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Assume ABC Company has asked you to not only prepare their 2015 year-end Balance Sheet but to also provide pro-forma financial statements for 2016. In addition, they have asked you to evaluate their company based on the pro-forma statements with regard to ratios. They also want you to evaluate 3 projects they are considering. Their information is as follows:

End of the year information:

Account

12/31/15

Ending Balance

Cash

50,000

Accounts Receivable

175,000

Inventory

126,00

Equipment

480,000

Accumulated Depreciation

90,000

Accounts Payable

156,000

Short-term Notes Payable

12,000

Long-term Notes Payable

200,000

Common Stock

235,000

Retained Earnings

solve

 

 

Additional Information:

  • Sales for December total 10,000 units. Each month’s sales are expected to exceed the prior month’s results by 5%. The product’s selling price is $25 per unit.
  • Company policy calls for a given month’s ending inventory to equal 80% of the next month’s expected unit sales. The December 31 2015 inventory is 8,400 units, which complies with the policy. The purchase price is $15 per unit.
  • Sales representatives’ commissions are 12.5% of sales and are paid in the month of the sales. The sales manager’s monthly salary will be $3,500 in January and $4,000 per month thereafter.
  • Monthly general and administrative expenses include $8,000 administrative salaries, $5,000 depreciation, and 0.9% monthly interest on the long-term note payable.
  • The company expects 30% of sales to be for cash and the remaining 70% on credit. Receivables are collected in full in the month following the sale (none is collected in the month of sale).
  • All merchandise purchases are on credit, and no payables arise from any other transactions. One month’s purchases are fully paid in the next month.

 

 

 

  • The minimum ending cash balance for all months is $50,000. If necessary, the company borrows enough cash using a short-term note to reach the minimum. Short-term notes require an interest payment of 1% at each month-end (before any repayment). If the ending cash balance exceeds the minimum, the excess will be applied to repaying the short-term notes payable balance.
  • Dividends of $100,000 are to be declared and paid in February.
  • No cash payments for income taxes are to be made during the first calendar quarter. Income taxes will be assessed at 35% in the quarter.
  • Equipment purchases of $55,000 are scheduled for March.

ABC Company’s management is also considering 3 new projects consisting of the purchase of new equipment. The company has limited resources, and may not be able to complete make all 3 purchases. The information is as follows for the purchases below.

 

Project 1

Project 2

Project 3

Purchase Price

$80,000

$175,000

$22,700

Required Rate of Return

6%

8%

12%

Time Period

3 years

5 years

2 years

Cash Flows – Year 1

$48,000

$85,000

$15,000

Cash Flows – Year 2

$36,000

$74,000

$12,000

Cash Flows – Year 3

$22,000

$38,000

N/A

Cash Flows – Year 4

N/A

$26,800

N/A

Cash Flows – Year 5

N/A

$19,000

N/A

 

 

 

 

Required Action:

Part A:

  • Prepare the year-end balance sheet for 2015. Be sure to use proper headings.
  • Prepare budgets such that the pro-forma financial statements for the first quarter of 2016 may be prepared.
  • Sales budget, including budgeted sales for April.
  • Purchases budget, the budgeted cost of goods sold for each month and quarter, and the cost of the March 31 budgeted inventory.
  • Selling expense budget.
  • General and administrative expense budget.
  • Expected cash receipts from customers and the expected March 31 balance of accounts receivable.
  • Expected cash payments for purchases and the expected March 31 balance of accounts payable.
  • Cash budget.
  • Budgeted income statement.
  • Budgeted statement of retained earnings.
  • Budgeted balance sheet.

Part B:

  • Calculate using Excel formulas, the NPV of each of the 3 projects.
  • It is possible that ABC Company may not be able to complete all 3 projects. Therefore, advise ABC Company as to the order in which they should pursue the projects (i.e., which project should ABC Company attempt to do first, second, and last).
  • Provide justification and analysis as to why you chose the order you did. The analysis must also be done in Excel, not in a separate document.

 

This assignment must be submitted as 1 Excel document.

This assignment is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday of Module/Week 8.

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