• 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: 

    • Payment collection within the month of sale = 25%
    • Payment collection the month following sales = 55%
    • Payment 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:

    • Administrative salaries will approximately amount to $35,000 a month.
    • Lease payments around $15,000 a month.
    • Depreciation charges, $15,000 a month.
    • A one-time new plant investment in the amount of $95,000 is expected to be incurred and paid in June.
    • Income tax payments estimated to be around $55,000 will be due in both June and September.
    • And finally, miscellaneous costs are estimated to be around $10,000 a month.
    • Cash 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

  • As a group, prepare a monthly cash budget for Cyrus Brown Manufacturing for the 9-month period of March through November. 
    • Use Excel to prepare the monthly cash budget. 
    • Based on your cash budget findings, answer the following questions: What do you think of CBM’s cash position during the budget period? Do you see any concerns for the company in this regard?

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