Worksheet Templates. Friday , March 02nd , 2018 - 00:50:02 AM
Setting up a budget can be as simple as drawing out a budget worksheet with columns allocated to start-up costs (if you are launching a business) and monthly operating expenses. Depending on your type of business, expenses include items like business equipment, office supplies, inventory, shipping costs, furniture, licenses and permits, leases, utility costs, insurance, legal and accounting fees, salaries, travel and transportation costs, entertainment, benefits and advertising and marketing costs.
Real life applications for a cash flow worksheet vary widely, from stock analysis to project finance, even the government! This is a real life case study of a financial analyst using a cash flow worksheet at a civil engineering firm to forecast the profitability of a bridge project. It demonstrates some universal components of such a project, as well as one unique way to estimate long term value.
In the last step of his cash flow worksheet, Dave sums the expenses and revenues for each year and all 5 scenarios. He charts these out in graphs with a horizontal line for minimum acceptable return. ESP has access to public project funding at a 6% interest rate, to which he adds 3% for additional risk factors, for a 9% discount rate. Finally, he discounts the net returns per year under all scenarios at 9%, and calculates an NPV for each revenue path. This gives him 5 project values at 5 different revenue assumptions based on his variable markup. At least 3 of these NPVs must exceed the companys 12% hurdle rate in his cash flow worksheet for the bid to viable.
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