Case Write-Up 1 Clarkson Lumber Company Murat ÖZTAŞ Overview Clarkson Lumber is a company that has been experiencing rapid growth in sales; thus facing a problem of cash shortage to continue its expected growth. Even though Mr. Clarkson was able to manage to have low operating expenses while running the business, the cash flow crisis is coming. Besides the urgent need for cash to recover the liquidity of the company, the owner, Mr. Clarkson has to pay back the note payable (with %11 interest) his former partner’s interest, which he bought out for $200.000 in 1994. Clarkson Company is not generating enough profit to pay off its debt in required amount of time. The financial statements and analysis ratios both indicate that the company is doing well.
(See attachments). Firm is currently facing cash flow problems due to several factors. Working capital increased substantially due to increase in sales and inefficient operational management resulting in high collection period and low inventory turnover. Cash outgo for payment to Mr. Holtz compounded the problem. Capital expenditure of $155,000 was incurred during last 2 years.
Continental Carriers Continental Carriers, Inc. Advanced Financial Management Continental Carriers, Inc. (CCI) should take on the long-term debt to finance the acquisition of Midland Freight, Inc. for a few reasons. The company is heavy on assets, the debt ratio will only grow to 0.40 with the added $50M in debt. Also, the firm will benefit from an added $2M in a tax shield and be able to return $12.7M a year to its stockholders and investors, instead of $8.9M if equity is raised to finance the acquisition. Lastly, the stock price and earnings per share will increase to $3.87 in comparison to an equity-financed acquisition of $2.72 per share. CCI would be taking a somewhat high risk by issuing additional stock due to the uncertainty about the offering price.
9/18/13 Alliance Concrete Executive Summary: Based on available financial data and forecasts, Alliance Concrete should pay the $3million dividend to National as well as invest the full $16million in new fixed assets to assure that there are not shutdowns, as there were in 2004. By paying the dividend and purchasing new equipment Alliance will need to renegotiate with its bank in order to delay any scheduled debt retirement and instead acquire additional debt financing. Doing so will ensure that Alliance maximizes its Return on Equity as well as continue its trend of increasing earnings, which is especially important considering the slowdown in the real estate market. 1. A reduction in the dividend would decrease the need for long-term debt in multiple ways.
negative 2500 $.The company needs to raise about 40,000 $ as the ending cash balance for the month of July is negative 40,000 $. The Company can get a short term loan for 40,000 $ which can be repaid in October. 2. Even though the Company started with a Capital of 250,000 $ it still ends up with a zero bank balance. This is because the increase in the collections of Accounts Receivable from customers is not sufficient to recover the total disbursements (variable production cost and the fixed cost).
Average turnaround time (TAT) has grown from about three days in 1989 to more than five days in 1991 while its main competitor, Golden Gate, has achieved two-day TATs and is now promising one day. As a percent of revenues, branch profits in 1989 were 20.2%; in 1991, the branch suffered a 1.7% loss (Exhibit 1). Analysis There are five fundamental problems with the current process: 1. The relative value of new policies and renewals is not clear to the underwriting teams. While new policies are important for Fruitvale’s long-run viability, they are more risky (Exhibit 1) and require more labor to process (Exhibit 2a).
As Jones sales growth rate is high than sustainable rate, so its net earning could not support increased account receivable and inventory. Then the company need bank loan to finance the increase business. 2004 2005 2006 First Quarter 2007 collection period 42.0 days 44.0 days 43.0 days 43.9 days payables period 10.1 days 10.0 days 24.1 days 37.4 days 3.Is Nelson Jones’s estimate that a $350,000 line of credit is sufficient for 2007 accurate? What will happen to Jones’s financing needs beyond 2007? Jones currently has $203,000 of accounts payable.
In recent years, the company increased its number of outstanding share to finance its acquisitions, which raised the payout ratio to more than 50% in 2006. Blaine Kitchenware fears that such a dividend policy isn’t sustainable in the future. Indeed, if the company keeps a high dividend payout without the cash flow to back it up, it will have to reduce its investment plans or turn to investors for additional debt or equity financing. As pointed by a banker, because the company is over-liquid and under-levered, using Blaine kitchenware’s excess cash and new borrowing, a private equity firm could buy all the outstanding share of the company. In light of that discovery and fearing this hostile takeover, Victor Dubinski is thinking of revising the company’s financial policy (i.e.
Apple, Inc.’s Cash Hoard Apple is an extremely profitable company and is continuously building up large stockpiles of cash, currently at around incredible $98 billion . This has advantages and disadvantages. The current state of the economy is associated with a certain risk of government default, bringing with it higher interest rates. Also with US president election coming up this year the economic climate are more uncertain then usual. This make it lucrative for companies to finance with internally generated cash, which is the most liquid asset.
Executive Summary Statement of the Problem FPL Group Inc. (FPL) is the largest electric utility company in Flordia. FPL has been operating with consistent growth since 1925, and has paid an increasing dividend for the last 47 years. Recently, the utilities industry has undergone deregulation, allowing consumer to choose their own distributor. With the subsequent increased competition, FPL is considering freezing or reducing its current dividend in order to devote more profit to future growth. As a result of this uncertainty, FPL’s stock price has fallen a significant 6% in one day.