Financial Analysis and Improvement Model Business Plan

Financial Analysis and Improvement Model
Presents a model for measuring the financial health of companies using ratios, accounting analysis and industry benchmarking.
# 64626 | 4,311 words | 6 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Mar 29, 2006 in Accounting (Financial) , Business (Companies) , Business (Management) , Business (Business Plans)

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This paper presents a methodology for evaluating the financial health of a company and provides a model for determining and recommending corrective actions to management. Key profitability, asset management, liquidity and debt management ratios are analyzed. Financial performance is compared to industry and bench-marked to the industry leader. Free cash flow is calculated and analyzed. Improvement recommendations to management are made based on the analysis. Using the recommendations a pro forma income statement and balance sheet is prepared for the upcoming fiscal year.

From the Paper:

"The inventory turnover ratio shows how many times that inventory are sold during the year (Downes & Goodman, 1998, p. 294). The turnover ratio is slightly below the industry and the Leader Corporation. The company is carrying excessive inventory, which costs money that could be used elsewhere (p. 294). Management should evaluate the inventory control process. Minimizing inventory can reduce storage costs (warehousing) and protect the firm from falling prices (p. 294). These cost reductions will further enhance profitability. The inventory turnover ratio is projected to climb to over 13 % in 2004. This is primarily due to the reduction in inventory (loss). Management should manage the reduction in inventory gradually starting in 2002, this will allow some of the inventory to be sold vs. discarded as planned."

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