Short Term Financial Management

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Week 5 Group Project
Assignment Description
Please read the relevant parts of your textbook, which refer to cash flow and financial planning.
To avoid any uncertainty regarding his business’ financing needs at the time when such needs may arise, Cyrus
Brown wants to develop a cash budget for his latest venture: Cyrus Brown Manufacturing (CBM). He has
estimated the following sales forecast for CBM over the next 9 months:
March $100,000
April $275,000
May $320,000
June $450,000
July $700,000
August $700,000
September $825,000
October $500,000
November $115,000
He has also gathered the following collection estimates regarding the forecast sales:
collection within the month of sale = 25%
collection the month following sales = 55%
collection the second month following sales = 20%
Payments for direct manufacturing costs like raw materials and labor are made during the month that follows the
one in which such costs have been incurred. These costs are estimated as follows:
March $187,500
April $206,250
May $375,000
June $337,500
July $431,250
August $640,000
September $395,000
October $425,000
Additional financial information is as follows:
salaries will approximately amount to $35,000 a month.
payments around $15,000 a month.
charges, $15,000 a month.
one?time new plant investment in the amount of $95,000 is expected to be incurred and paid in June.
tax payments estimated to be around $55,000 will be due in both June and September.
finally, miscellaneous costs are estimated to be around $10,000 a month.
on hand on March 1 will be around $50,000, and a minimum cash balance of $50,000 shall be on hand at
all times.
To receive full credit on this assignment, please show all work, including formulas and calculations used to arrive
at the financial values.
Group Project Guidelines
a group, prepare a monthly cash budget for Cyrus Brown Manufacturing for the 9?month period of March
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through November.
oUse Excel to prepare the monthly cash budget.
on your cash budget findings, answer the following questions:
oWill the company need any outside financing?
oWhat is the minimum line of credit that CBM will need?
oWhat do you think of CBM’s cash position during the budget period? Do?????? you see any concerns for the
company in this regard?
oIf you were a bank manager, would you want CBM as your client? Why or why not?
is up to the members of the group to divide the assignment tasks evenly. You will be graded on group

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