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"The byproduct of fast growth has resulted in a cash flow issue - not uncommon in many companies." ...true enough, but I'm sure many companies would...
@Call Joe, both of the issues you raise (including sales tax in numerator but not denominator; including cash sales in revenue) would derail the...
Thanks for pointing out the equality (subject to the condition you described) of the Gross-Gross or Net-Net calculation. That was the point I was...
State your AR in the DSO calc on the same basis on which you're stating your credit sales (probably gross). A DSO calc which uses gross credit sales...
With respect to some ratios it's a matter of judgement calls, and in particular recognizing that certain ratios are only valid or meaningful over...
Hi, Angela, Strictly speaking, an LLC is only required to make distributions to the extent as provided in the operating agreement. If you haven't...
Full agreement with Mr Waltz with respect to the difficulty of recommending any specific methodology(ies), as your choice of statistical weapon is...
Bobby, the first tip is to not take any advice from someone who presumptively advocates one of those entity structures, without first hearing the...
Typically, it'd be the piece that's most labor-intensive. In many models that would be the consolidation stuff; the bang-for-the-buck would be...
Well, this was rather fortuitous. Joe Bartlett, one of the top legal guns in the PE and VC space, has a weekly newsletter / commentary, and this...
My thread was something of a 'pro-&-con' of the corporate structure (in general, and the C-version in particular) against the LLC / partnership...
• Both in the courts and in states' statutes, corporation law is older, more established, more predictable, and more "de-bugged" than LLC law. This...
As a supplement to the methodologies already mentioned, you might want to introduce some appropriate lag factor. Whether, how, and to what extent all...
Just piling on with my 2 ¢; I think Lee's got it well covered. All of the popular spreadsheets (e.g., Calc, Excel, Gnumeric) have PV functions built...
• Try not to underestimate your funding needs. Burning through your cash sooner than you projected, and thus having to go back to the well...
I give a nod to the corporate structure when there are plans to dribble out some junior equity to management / employees. Dole out a little % of LLC...
Yes, for many operating companies which want to stay focused on their core biz, hedging is a mechanism for damping cash flow volatility ("operating"...
Since you mentioned finance in particular, Shim and Siegel's Financial Management might be a good fit for your needs. http://www.amazon.com/Financial...