business finance

  • What is the implied cost (interest rate) of skipping a 2% discount on suppliers for a $1,000 invoice? (Easy: check out Section 15-9 in the textbook) (0.5 pts.)
  • Given what you have learned about working capital management and financial planning, is Nelson’s Jones’ estimate that a $350,000 line of credit will be sufficient for 2007 accurate? (7 pts.)
  • Create an Excel workbook with forecasted balance sheet, income statement and cash flow for 2007
  • Assume two scenarios, 1) with discounts from suppliers taken and 2) without
  • Based on Jones’ net income for 2006 and assuming it is constant going forward, how long will it take for Jones to pay off a $350,000 loan? (0.5 pts.)
  • What could Jones do to reduce the size of the line of credit he needs? (2 pts.)
    • Support your recommendation(s)
    • (Hint: What rate of growth can Jones pursue that is sustainable? Does he need to change his capital structure?)


1.Sales volume for 2007 will be $2.7m

2.The historical relations that prevailed in 2004-06 will continue in 2007.

1.Operating expense remains at 15.5% of sales

2.Interest expense is assumed to be flat at $31,000

3.Accounts receivable remains at 43 days of sales.

4.Inventory remains at 76 days of COGS

5.$24,000 of long-term debt principal is repaid during 2007

6.Cash, PP&E, Accrued expenses dollar balances are unchanged in 2007.  In the case of PP&E this assumes that depreciation = capex in 2007.

3.COGs will be flat at 81.1% if Jones takes 100% of the discounts available in 2007 but will increase 2.0% to 83.1% in 2007 if Jones does not take the discounts available.

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