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Cyrus Brown Manufacturing (CBM) Case

FIN Unit 5 GP
American InterContinental University ‘

FINA310-1104A-08 Financial Management
Deliverable Length: 1 Excel Spreadsheet and a 1-2 page Word doc

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 $250,000
April $275,000
May $320,000
June $450,000
July $575,000
August $700,000
September $825,000
October $350,000
November $285,000

He has also gathered the following collection estimates regarding the forecast sales:

Payment collection within the month of sale = 10%
Payment collection the month following sales = 65%
Payment collection the second month following sales =25%

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 $240,000
June $337,500
July $431,250
August $525,000
September $618,750
October $262,500

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.

Project Guidelines:

Prepare a monthly cash budget for Cyrus Brown Manufacturing for the 9-month period of March through November.
Use Microsoft Excel to prepare the monthly cash budget.
Based on your cash budget findings, answer the following questions:
Will the company need any outside financing?
What is the minimum line of credit that CBM will need?
What do you think of CBM’s cash position during the budget period? Do you see any concerns for the company in this regard?
If you were a bank manager, would you want CBM as your client? Why or why not?
It is up to the members of the group to divide the assignment tasks evenly. You will be graded on group participation

Your submitted Group Project (200 points) must include the following:

100 Points. A Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that contains your group’s monthly cash budget for Cyrus Brown Manufacturing.
100 Points. A double-spaced Word document of 1–2 pages that contains your answers to the questions listed in the Assignment Guidelines.


You will be graded on the accuracy of your monthly cash budget and your demonstrated understanding of financial analysis procedures.

“Please submit in the following format:

1. FONT Size: 12 point
2. FONT Type: Times New Roman
3. FONT COLOR: Black
4. Line Spacing: Double space
5. MARGINS: 1 inch margins (top, right, bottom, left)
6. PAGE NUMBERS: Number all pages (APA)
7. In-text citations (APA) when applicable
8. Abstract is required
9. All assignments must be accompanied by at least # {insert how many references you require students to have} scholarly references in APA format.
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